UPDATE: Justin Taylor still pledged to Alabama for 2013 but considering options

Nick Saban told Justin Taylor's coach he didn't like the NCAA's new 25-scholarship rule (AP)

Nick Saban told Justin Taylor's coach he didn't like the NCAA's new 25-scholarship rule (AP)

Here are Monday’s updates on Justin Taylor:

He’s the running back from North Atlanta High School who has been committed to Alabama for nearly a year but was told by Nick Saban this weekend that he can’t sign with the Crimson Tide until 2013. Go here to read the recap.

The 5-foot-10, 208-pound Taylor is considering the option of signing with another school in two weeks, according to multiple media reports, although it’s unclear on whether or not Taylor is still committed to Alabama for 2013. Here’s what Taylor told al.com’s Matt Scalici:

“At first I was cool with it but the more I thought about it, the less I liked it,” Taylor said. “I have already missed an entire season of football because of my injury. I decided I just can’t miss another season. It’s no hard feelings against Alabama but I just decided it’s best for me if I go somewhere that I can be at least practicing with the team this year, even if I have to redshirt. I haven’t talked to any other schools yet but I will start looking right now.”

UPDATE: We asked Taylor for clarification on whether or not he was still committed to Alabama. He responded via text message on late Monday night: “Yes, I’m still committed [to Alabama].”

Back to the story: Taylor’s high school coach and legal guardian is Stanley Pritchett, who played fullback in the NFL for nine seasons, including a stint with the Atlanta Falcons. We asked Pritchett some questions on Monday night in order to get more insight:

What do you think is the primary reason for Alabama telling Justin Taylor he can't sign until 2013?

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  • What’s your understanding of the situation? “If a kid has been committed for a year, you would think the college would honor it. But I understand college football is a business. When you hit the 25-scholarship limit, the colleges have to do something. It’s a hard situation for me because I’m also the legal guardian for Justin. I have to look at it from all sides. I’m upset about it. I kind of understand where Alabama is coming from because unfortunately he hurt this knee. But I was mad when [Alabama assistant Chris Rumph] called me about it two weeks ago. He knew I was mad. We played together at South Carolina. He knows me, and he knows how I feel about this. He assured me about [signing in 2013]. I left it up to Justin. If he still wanted to go to Alabama under those circumstances, that was up to him. For me, personally, I would go to a school where I am wanted. That’s just me.”
  • One of the benefits for a recruit to commit early is that it almost always protects the recruit’s scholarship offer in case he is injured before signing a letter-of-intent. Was this scenario discussed with Alabama when Justin committed last February? “To be honest with you, I don’t know. I’m not sure how all of all of this works nowadays. I’m an old-school guy. When I came out of high school 20 years ago, we didn’t commit until late our senior year. I’m new to ‘committing early’ situation. I guess Alabama got too many commitments and that’s why Justin has to grayshirt. It’s a tough situation. When they told me about it two weeks ago, I was mad.”
  • When Justin injured his knee last August, did Alabama mention the possibility of a “grayshirt” and waiting until next year to sign? “No, they never said anything like that at all. They were good about it. They made it clear they still wanted him this year. They said they were going to stick by him and honor the scholarship. They kept saying that over and over – ‘We’re going to stick by him.’”
  • When was the first time Alabama mentioned the possibility of delaying his offer until next year? “It was two weeks ago from Coach Rumph. We never had talked about it before at all. [Rumph] explained how they would have a spot for him next year, and I don’t think they would do this to him again next year. Then again, you never know, because college football is still a business. They might decide to go in a different direction. You never know.”
  • What is your opinion on what happened between Alabama and Justin? “I think it was both Justin’s injury and that Alabama has too many commitments. But Coach Saban said it was just the injury. They told me they talked to their trainers and the doctor who did the surgery and that Justin was on schedule with his rehab but he wasn’t really where he needed to be. I guess it was because he wasn’t getting every-day treatment. He goes 2-3 times per week but not every day like they do in college or the NFL. They felt like he was kind of behind on his rehab. I don’t think he’s behind on his rehab. He’s jogging and doing everything he’s supposed to be doing. The first few months after a torn ACL, you can’t take it too fast because you might re-injure it. After Alabama told me all of that stuff, I called his trainer and she thinks he is progressing well. I don’t know. Alabama told me it was because of his knee. They didn’t feel like he would be ready to come in August and compete. But I guess you could say it was both. Look at their number of commitments [27], and they’re still recruiting kids. You know it’s going to be about the numbers. They’re trying to say the knee but it’s really about the scholarship numbers, in my opinion … I’m disappointed. I’m disappointed with the whole process. If a kid commits and the college accepts it, then the college should honor it.”
    Will Justin Taylor wait until 2013 to sign with Alabama? Will he sign elsewhere in two weeks? (Photo courtesy of 247sports.com)

    Will Justin Taylor wait until 2013 to sign with Alabama? Will he sign elsewhere in two weeks? (Photo courtesy of 247sports.com)

  • Taylor said he was “90 percent” recovered right now and will be fully healthy by the summer. Is that accurate? “He’s jogging. I don’t know if he’s at 90-percent but he just started working out again with the football team this week. I think he’d be able to play next year, but I’m not a doctor so I can’t make that call. I know his physical therapist thinks he’ll be fine by August. She thinks he is where he needs to be. She said he’s coming along so well that he might be able to run track this spring.”
  • Did Alabama offer to help Justin find a job this fall? “I wasn’t with Justin every time he talked with the Alabama coaches. But that never came up in any of the conversations I was present for. No.”
  • You were with Justin during some of his conversations with Saban this past weekend. What stands out the most? “Coach Saban explained everything and never said anything about the scholarship numbers. Well, the only thing he did say was that the NCAA had a rule about signing 25. He didn’t like the rule or whatever, blah blah blah, and all that. He said this was because of Justin’s knee and nothing else. I asked Coach Saban about the grayshirting. I said ‘What does this mean? What do you want him to do from summer time until December?’ He said Justin would stay in Atlanta, that he would be committed to Alabama but that he could be recruited by anybody. They said he couldn’t go to Alabama yet but that he could take some classes at a community college as a part-time student while getting more rehab. I wanted to know about all of that because that will be two years out of football for Justin. I told Justin ‘If you’re good with that, then I’ll support you.’ Personally, I wouldn’t be good with that, though. I would go to a Plan B if it was me.”

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526 comments Add your comment

Clemson's defense did what?

January 16th, 2012
6:55 pm

So, Saban signs all kinds of contracts, gives his word and he means absolutely none of it WHAT A LIAR SABAN is! Can you actually believe someone is actually making Auburn look good? Is that the most screwed up state in the union or what?

John

January 16th, 2012
6:56 pm

This goes to show who dirty the recruitment process is and how cutthroat certain schools are. UGA and TECH fans may complain about Coach Richt and Coach Johnson but these are honorable men that keep their word and not try to by-pass the spirit of the NCAA rules. Good Luck Justin and Good Looking out Stanley. Astros forever……..

foothills

January 16th, 2012
6:59 pm

If this is indeed the way it played out, then Pritchett should have ripped Rumph a new one, kissed ‘Bama good-night, and started marketing his kid to another school right then. Satan is gonna tell these kids that they are the greatest thing between two hash marks….until he finds someone he likes better… a scheme he has taught Derek Dooley well. Don’t think Pritchett did this young man any favors.

That Guy

January 16th, 2012
7:00 pm

Justin, come on over to GT where you will be treated the right way.

Walker, Texas Ranger

January 16th, 2012
7:02 pm

so predictable

Walker, Texas Ranger

January 16th, 2012
7:03 pm

sounds like he won’t play next fall either way because of the injury

uga_alum_93

January 16th, 2012
7:06 pm

Winning doesn’t produce class that is for sure.

WnE

January 16th, 2012
7:08 pm

Too late Coach Pritchett!

You were about to let your recruit get “played” by Bama and then you read all the blog responses and all the outrage over the way Bama was treating him and NOW you wanna come out and “talk tough” and “tell it like it is”.

Were it not for the AJC blog and the angry responses, there’s no way you’d be saying the things that you are saying now.

Shame on you coach Pritchett, you waited to late.

T'ville Dawg

January 16th, 2012
7:10 pm

This has happened several times at UGA and the first thing that coach Richt does is let the player know that his scholarship is safe there, once a dog always a dog.

gadawg92

January 16th, 2012
7:12 pm

Sounds like coach is still mad. Don’t blame him. This is all about the over commitments. Maybe UGA could use some competition in the backfield. Redshirt next year and rehab. Come in with Henry.

P. Bull Terrier

January 16th, 2012
7:15 pm

I would like to hear what the NCAA has to say about Saban signing a contract with a player to be part of next year’s class and finding him a job while he waits around for a year to sign. I can’t believe both of those things wouldn’t be violations of recruiting rules.

kindstar

January 16th, 2012
7:15 pm

You should have left at Washington where he had talent around him. They look at flip-floppers too. yeah go to Tech, they can use you right away at FB.

Randall

January 16th, 2012
7:16 pm

They have a NC but it sounds like low lifes over there, maybe other Georgia people will remember the real side of bama football. Use em up and move em along, I guess if you can’t help me your on your own attitude.

bh

January 16th, 2012
7:16 pm

typical crap from the likes of Alabama. Where is the media on this? Where are the “talking heads” on ESPN on this? It’s a joke! Why don’t they have the guts to call a spade a spade!

EDIMGIAFAD

January 16th, 2012
7:19 pm

Dude – It’s a business and your product isn’t what Bama wants. Now you have to decide do you want to wait and play for Bama or do you want to play football? Clearly – you aren’t going to college for an education, so figure out how you want to market yourself as a football player.

P. Bull Terrier

January 16th, 2012
7:19 pm

Stanley Pritchett sounds like a man walking the line between several serious conflicts of interest and not doing a very good job of it.

Columbus_Dawg

January 16th, 2012
7:19 pm

How can a coach of a High School team not understand how “early signing” works?

EDIMGIAFAD

January 16th, 2012
7:21 pm

@ Bull Terrier – He hasn’t signed so the NCAA doesn’t care – once he and Bama sign the paper, it’s a different story.

Hummon

January 16th, 2012
7:21 pm

Hoping for a little cosmic justice on this one, like this fellow – wherever he goes – plays a big role in a victory over the Tide. Probably a little too much to hope for, but I can dream.

Rick James

January 16th, 2012
7:26 pm

I’m glad that somebody who ever it was got it figured out.If Alabama wanted Justin it says to me that he can play anywhere.He will land on his feet.

George Stein

January 16th, 2012
7:26 pm

I hope he gets the chance to go somewhere and play. But mostly, I hope his knee is healthy and stays healthy.

Jefferson Davis Hogg

January 16th, 2012
7:28 pm

Just saw he was just offered from Purdue!

Jborodawg

January 16th, 2012
7:29 pm

Have to agree, ‘bh’, you won’t hear much of this on ESPN…where he’s Saint Saban. Remember, he stated emphatically, on December 21, 2006 “I’m not going to be the Alabama coach….I am not leaving Miami…”

JD

January 16th, 2012
7:30 pm

Redshirt at a school next year other than Alabama. That way, you get your rehab done and get classes going toward a degree. Don’t care where you go but Alabama pulled a fast one with this kid. Of course, they will say kids do this to them every year by committing and the changing their minds at the last minute.

CYA Kid

January 16th, 2012
7:32 pm

Alabama is not Georgia. Georgia gave one kid a scholarship from Jacksonville who substained a serious knee injury during his senior year. The kid got healthy on Georgia’s dime. A year later, the kid transferred out to VT after giving some lame excuse about disagreement with Joe T.

big dawg

January 16th, 2012
7:33 pm

I have heard from a reliable resource that they had offered a total of 78 high school players across several states a spot on their team. They r weeding out players with liabilities and taking the best ones and dumping on the rest. So if I was a kid coming out of high school I wouldn’t even think of giving Saban the time of days because his words means nothing!!! All the reports indicate just how much he doesn’t care for his athletes.. He only wants to win to get more pay… Nothing personal about Alabama… He should be fined or sanctioned by SEC

RambleOn84

January 16th, 2012
7:33 pm

There’s not much Tech fans and Georgie fans can agree on…
But I think we can all agree that Saban is a scumbag.

RambleOn84

January 16th, 2012
7:35 pm

Saban is trash

Frankly

January 16th, 2012
7:37 pm

Sadly this will not be the only kid Bama disappoints on or before signing day. Roll ‘em Saban, roll ‘em.

Jacket Man

January 16th, 2012
7:39 pm

This incident should show every prospect that they need to seriously think about their life after football when they select their school, and then work hard to get a degree. Most players never make an NFL roster, and life’s not fair. Be smart with your decisions and realize for many college coaches, recruiting is just a means to an ends – they have egos, or for some, they have to win or they may lose their jobs.

Best of luck to this young man. It sounds like he’s working his way back from his physical issues and deserves a shot at his dream. Perhaps he’ll find another school which will make him happy, and he’ll have a chance to show the Crimson Tide they made a huge mistake.

Bubba Mutt

January 16th, 2012
7:49 pm

Way to go Stanley….dang, it’s good to know that someone is looking out for the kids’ welfare…because Saban sure isn’t….I’m UGA all the way, but Prichett I hope your alma mater will give this kid a scholarship.

brookcy88

January 16th, 2012
7:50 pm

Here;s my question: If Alabama already has 25 committments and they are still on the list for several other top players who are not committed whose next on their list if a high tier player gives them a committment. It’s a shame and somebody else’s son is going to miss out on a scholarship opportunity on signing day just watch.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
7:55 pm

WnE
January 16th, 2012
7:08 pm

Uh oh, looks like the Mulligan U faithful are venting their frustration at an AJC writer and those who responded to his blog. And Mulligan U fans call UGA fans crybabies. BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Dumbo

January 16th, 2012
7:58 pm

P.Bull….I agree with you about the signing papers for next year and somebody getting the kid a job is way outta bounds….as much as I’d like to see the NCAA investigate, we now know that nothing will happen…wonder what thye think in the SEC offices….oh yeah, that’s right….their in Birmingham….no chance

Old Gold Britches

January 16th, 2012
8:03 pm

Saban said “Justin would stay in Atlanta, that he would be committed to Alabama but that he could be recruited by anybody. They said he couldn’t go to Alabama yet but that he could take some classes at a community college as a part-time student while getting more rehab”. Sound like Saban is trying to save face, but “”HE CAN BE RECRUITED BY ANYBODY”” is what Saban hopes Justin Taylor heard hoping he goes away.

Best of luck to you Justin!

paint

January 16th, 2012
8:03 pm

good comments jacket man

dennis

January 16th, 2012
8:05 pm

saban has to run off about 10 kids every year from over signing. some will transfer. some will take medical schollys and some will be dismissed for violating team rules. just last year when auburn temporarily flipped one of his recruits he started saying how a commitment should mean something and a kid shouldnt be able to just change his mind. he also said that a kid should man up and honor the commitment he made in good faith. i guess this is only the case if someone isn’t injured. or when its saban trying to flip them from another team like he did to lsu and auburn this year.

dennis

January 16th, 2012
8:08 pm

saban is a lying hippocrite. he runs his program like a professional team. everybody has players leave their program. nobody has 10 leaving every year because of severe oversigning

Make My Day

January 16th, 2012
8:11 pm

Sorry for the young man. In the end he suffered a very bad injury. Those type injuries vary so much in their recovery from player to player. He apparently has a great deal of recovery time left before he will be permitted to practice full strenght and take some hits. Is it worth the price to re-injure the knee? I just think if a kid is going to take a chance he needs to approach it very cautiously until he is 100%.

GT Man

January 16th, 2012
8:11 pm

This kid has a bad knee, soon as MTSU, Memphis or Troy offers, then look for PJ to go after and offer.

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Rj4055

January 16th, 2012
8:15 pm

So it would be okay for him to go and be scout team @ Alabama? And then try to transfer if he was unhappy? Sounds like Coach Saban did him a favor. There are two five star freshmen already on campus plus TJ Yeldon. yeah he could break through but odds are not good.

KnightInATL

January 16th, 2012
8:18 pm

Just another example of how HS recruiting is nonsenese and an utter waste of time to follow. It’s disgusting how the coaches treat the players, and vice versa. Its disgusting how these kids give the word that they will sign and verbally commit…only to flip to another school. It disgusts me how these kids have their own news conferences and place hats in front of them and then choose a school while everyone in the room waits with baited breath. This Alabama fiasco with this kid is just another in the long lines of the dirty world of recruiting. I’m done wasting my time following recruiting. I’ll just wait for NSD and see who signed where.

Beast from the East

January 16th, 2012
8:19 pm

If I was this kid, I’d say to h3ll with you, Saban. I’m spilling the beans about the offer to get me a job and I’m going elsewhere.

Tampa Gator

January 16th, 2012
8:19 pm

Saban should have just told the kid that the injury results in Bama withdrawing its offer and that he should look elsewhere to play college football. I think the kid should not sign with anyone this year….go to a JC somewhere….get healthy….and then let Saban come crawling back to him on hands and knees.

Joe

January 16th, 2012
8:19 pm

Absolutely horrible. Saban is a modern-day slaveowner. Nothing more, nothing less. Atrocious to read about this on Dr. King’s day. Have we really come that far? All these kids are lead to believe that they have to make the NFL or nothing, and they get sham degrees from colleges who are pimping them out for BILLIONS. It’s criminal.

Taco Meat

January 16th, 2012
8:24 pm

Pathetic. He could’ve honored the scholly and threw a redshirt on the kid until he got healthy. Just pathetic.

Blackoutanyone?

January 16th, 2012
8:29 pm

AJC pushing that agenda. Why not ask what other programs want to bring him in THIS year? I can not support waiting so late in the process to tell him of his situation… yet Bama may be the only school offering him a scholly at his point. But we don’t know because that would not interfere with this spin job.

D. Ellis

January 16th, 2012
8:32 pm

Actually Purdue just offered

D. Ellis

January 16th, 2012
8:36 pm

Look no rule was broken. To each his own I suppose.

Legality wise everything is 100% good to go.

Ethically not so much.

Real question is if this was T.J. Yeldon the 5* would this be going the same way?

My opinion is no…..Yeldon would be brought in and redshirted in 2012.

Again no harm no foul on the rules part, but it just aint right.

whatever though it’s college football

TVFan

January 16th, 2012
8:42 pm

I wish Georgia Tech, UGA, Ga. State or Georgia Southern would offer this kid. Alabama use to be my second favorite team. Not anymore.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
8:45 pm

dennis….for the record, who are the 10 he ran off last year? How about the year before? My guess is your will have no answer for this.

dawgster

January 16th, 2012
8:46 pm

No way to spin this other than it wasn’t the right thing to do….And how long had he been committed to Bama…I’m not going to get all high and mighty on this, there may have been concerns over his injury, but still based on the info out there right now, it was the wrong thing to do at this stage…But on the other hand, there are many times the recruits change there mind and leave a school holding the bag at the last minute also….Just so I’m clear, I’m not defending Bama by any means, but it works both ways too…I wish people would look up the word committment and what it means….I’m sure the young man will be offered other scholarships….Don’t know if the dawgs will bite, but I hope he gets plenty of offers…This is why all the articles were written about Saban and Bama’s recruiting practices not by just the AJC, but many other outlets….Bama is not the only one either that seems to do this….The SEC and NCAA have to get rid of some of the loopholes that enable some of these schools….Good Luck Mr. Taylor….go dawgs

cuzsignedwithUGA

January 16th, 2012
8:46 pm

What do you think from people that drove tractors to see satan land!!!!

Ramblin Man

January 16th, 2012
8:47 pm

GT MAN CPJ offered Justin a year ago and the only reason other schools have not pursued him harder is because has been steadfast in his bama commitment.

dawgster

January 16th, 2012
8:48 pm

On another note, it appears tha Gunner Kiel has decommitted from LSU and is enrolling in Notre Dame…Thats what is being reported in several outlets, including the LSU site…Huge loss for LSU…

Dinkdunk

January 16th, 2012
8:48 pm

Wait a minute -are you Chnging your story? Did nicky threten to cncel his subscription or sumpin? Earlier today the kid was quoted in your rag as sayin’ that Bama was goin ‘ to help him with job. Now you plant quotes from this other guy sayin’ he didn’t hear that. Ya’ll must be scared of Saban.

Do your job and follow up to see iwhat reaally happened. Of course now that its out that he was offered help a job, he can just about kiss that scholly good bye-somebody mght find out about it and turn him in.

What a creep.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
8:49 pm

Truth hurts bammers! Your coach is scum!

cuzsignedwithUGA

January 16th, 2012
8:49 pm

And you expect what else from people who drive a tractor to games?

Ramblin Man

January 16th, 2012
8:50 pm

Hopefully I will be reading soon that Justin will be visiting GT over the next two weeks.

cuzsignedUGA

January 16th, 2012
8:51 pm

Bama need to say more?

RedandBlackDawg

January 16th, 2012
8:52 pm

Maybe UGA will have a recruiting spot or two left open and could sign the kid and red shirt him for a year. Then in 2013, he could be at full strength and fit in nicely where the openings will be in the backfield. I don’t know a lot about him, but he must be a bruiser based on his weight and size, and UGA after this year might need one, if for nothing else than to add depth to the backfield. I doubt the kid is going to wait around to see if that happens though, so most likely, he will be a red shirt boiler maker. Good luck to you young man. Pursue your dream, when your leg is 100%.

Ramblin Man

January 16th, 2012
8:52 pm

Dawgster that is a huge blow to LSU

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
8:52 pm

D. Ellis….is it right when a kid is committed and then 2 weeks before signing day he breaks his commitment? It ok that a school commits to a kid and a year later he wants to transfer? LSU just lost their QB who was set to enroll at LSU in the spring leaving Les Miles with no QB in this class. Why arent people commenting on that?

The answer is simple….if someone comments on that they are wasting chances to flame Nick Saban. People hate Saban because he wins and is the best in the game. He does this, as you said, within the rules of the NCAA yet we hear how he ruins these kids lives. Saban never pulled this kids offer but rather asked him to enroll 6 months later. He did the same with several guys. William Vlachos red-shirted and was an all SEC center this year. Not exactly what I call ruining his life.

This is one thing and one thing only….a way for people to flame Coach Saban. People hate a winner and with Saban they look for anything they can find to slander him. But, ask him if he cares and he will tell tha this process is the reason BAMA wins championships.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
8:53 pm

dawgster and other UGA fans….shouldnt we be slamming Keil for decommitting 2 weeks before signing day leaving Miles no chance to find a QB for this class? Or do you UGA fans only attach Saban?

cuzsignedUGA

January 16th, 2012
8:53 pm

Like how the real cool people drove tractors to airport to see Satan

cheat to win!

January 16th, 2012
8:55 pm

some fatcat alabama booster will pay him off for a year with some phony job to keep him in the bama trailer park. nick likes to win–cash is no object.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
8:55 pm

Dawg48…the truth is, our coach wins championships and your is a complete puss. But then again, since when did you UGA fans care about winning championships? Oh yeah….32 years ago.

Tdawg

January 16th, 2012
8:55 pm

Saban is a liar and a con artist on the highest order. There is not one iona of interigty in this man and I mean man in the lowest sense of the form. I keep asking myself. What type of kid would buy all the BS that Saban tell’s them? What type of parent would want their kid being led by such an unscrupious man and the only answer I can come up with is that the [aremts, along with their kids must be either dumb as a brick or the most gullable people in the USA.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
8:56 pm

cheat to win!….your proof to back up your statement? I will hang up and listen.

cuzsignedUGA

January 16th, 2012
8:56 pm

Guess SEC drove his tractor to wal mart to see trophy too

bring the noise

January 16th, 2012
8:57 pm

Everyone should go to al.com and look at all the alabama fans blaming this young man for changing his mind. Little nicky is garbage.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
8:58 pm

Tdawg….Some of the best college football players in the country as evidence by our 2 National Titles in 3 years. Who would go to UGA and believe that Richt will instill any winning instinct, drive or discipline in their child?

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
8:58 pm

Bama fans you better hope Phillip Phulmer does not read the AJC!

cuzsignedUGA

January 16th, 2012
8:58 pm

Bama fans are cross eyed like they can read!

Ramblin Man

January 16th, 2012
8:58 pm

Looks like ND opened that pocket book again

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:00 pm

cuzsignedUGA….Looking at a National Championship Trophy? I will take things UGA fans will never do for $1000 Alex.

Dewnsav

January 16th, 2012
9:01 pm

@Blackout…he was commited to BAMA, no “other” school…no, I’m sure he will not get the offers he would have had pre-injury…

cuzsignedUGA

January 16th, 2012
9:02 pm

Yeah ,sure SEC WoW…….

D. Ellis

January 16th, 2012
9:03 pm

SEC-I don’t disagree which is why there needs to be an early signing period but that is for another topic.

Kids shouldn’t commit if they aren’t 100% and colleges shouldn’t offer if they aren’t 100%. It’s a 2 way street and I can agree on thst.

However I stand by my opinion that if in fact this where 5* TJ Yeldon who got hurt, no way on on this planet Bama doesn’t bring him in year 1. and take the risk of him going somewhere else.

I do’t have a problem with it cause it’s legal. However morally it just doesn’t fit but Saban has to do what he has to do and thays understandable.

Will get very intresting in the next few weeks as there will be more processing that will take place.

I have nothing against saban or Bama…Great football coach and a great program.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:03 pm

cuzsignedUGA…You were the one makign fun of BAMA fans for going to see the NC trophy right? Let me know when UGA get that chance.

Tdawg

January 16th, 2012
9:04 pm

SECIsFootball……… ethics ain’t one of your strong points is it? I would like to think that Saban was suppose to be the adult here and teach his kids that a man’s word is his bond. Why wouldn’t a kid have a right to change his mind when we have this jerk (Saban) teaching them that is purfectly alright to lie. Guess what. No team in the country is better at teaching kids to lie than your beloved coach Saban. I take it that ethics isn’t that big of a deal at the U of Alabama. It sure doesn’t mean that much to you and ole Nicky boy.

Dewnsav

January 16th, 2012
9:04 pm

SECIsFoorball…Kiel is a teenager….

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:05 pm

SECIsFootball
January 16th, 2012
8:58 pm

Tdawg….Some of the best college football players in the country as evidence by our 2 National Titles in 3 years. Who would go to UGA and believe that Richt will instill any winning instinct, drive or discipline in their child?

Try Jordan Jenkins who just picked UGA over Bama! This is probably why they said they felt like bama was not safe! When parents send there kids off to school for three to four years you would want them to be in safe hands, this goes to show Saban does not care about any of his players! He only cares for them if they produce for him! Saban is all about himself and will leave Bama high and dry under probation!

Ramblin Man

January 16th, 2012
9:06 pm

SECisfootball do really not care that saban cuts an average of 11 kids every year? Do you really believe saban and bama would be this successful if he recruited with integrity? Would you care if your own kid was pushed to the side to make room for the next player saban just has to have? Do you care that he is going to do this to another kid before February and others if he gets the “elites” he is still looking for?

JB

January 16th, 2012
9:06 pm

If I could tell the kid something, I would tell him” You lay with dogs you get fleas”.

dawgster

January 16th, 2012
9:06 pm

@SECIsFootball…What didn’t you comprehend about my comments regarding players that also do this…go back and take a further read and you will see I called as it is….I don’t believe I attacked Saban of Bama…I believe I said alot of schools do this and that the SEC and NCAA need to address this practice…Right now alot of schools do the same thing…But clearly you didn’t read my comments very well or you would have seen that I called out players for doing the same thing…go dawgs

cuzsignedUGA

January 16th, 2012
9:07 pm

Dude sometimes life is more important than ball but shows Bama’s fans thinking.

indy being

January 16th, 2012
9:08 pm

I follow college football recruiting religiously so I get how the “business” works. Do you people really think that Nick Saban is the only person doing this? Florida, Texas, all of the top programs are doing this. The idea of the college football coach being there for and protecting the kids is such a joke. This is a business now, and just like the coaches are self serving, the kids are too. We all need to realize that this is the way its gonna be from now on….

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:09 pm

D. Ellis….of course we would not redshirt Yeldon. But there are other guys we could have redshirted but we asked Justin because he had a significant injury. He had his choice, thought about it, and went a different direction. I respect his choice and hope he has a great career.

Not sure where you get your details about players being processed. We lost a lot of seniors from this years team and have 3 leaving early for the NFL. I have asked many times who has been processed in the past and no one can seem to answer my question. You seem like a level headed guy who can have a discussion. So, who has been process. Which players that didnt qualify medically or were sent packing for disciplinary reasons were thrown off the team. Because if Saban is going that, I wonder why guys like Chris Jordan, Tyler Love and several others are still on the team. Who on the Alabama team is it worth Dr. James Andrews, the most respected orthopedic surgeon in the country, to risk his career with a fake diagnosis? Who has been processed?

JB

January 16th, 2012
9:10 pm

I will say this about the State of Alabama and that University. The commitment to play for the NC every year is supported from the Governors office to the Board of Regents to the school President. Not in Georgia.

down south fan

January 16th, 2012
9:10 pm

ok ,this coach that suppose to have his back sounds like he not all together there for the kid. son geton the first thing smokin .dont trust no one but the good man above .a bunch of cowards!!!!

cuzsignedUGA

January 16th, 2012
9:10 pm

My little cuz has over 19 offers to play baseball from uga to usc.. But as much as I love the dawgs told him go where his heart is not crazed fans act like you…

LakeDawg

January 16th, 2012
9:10 pm

To all of the Saban apologists. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Just because 17-18 yo kids renege on their commitment, doesn’t mean a grown man (Saban) and an institution that is supposed to be instilling character, among other things, should renege on their commitments. Saban has already renged on one commitment with this kid. Why should he believe Saban will honor his latest commitment to sign him in 2013?

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:12 pm

Nick Saban just saved the kid from having to give him a medical hardship like he did these former players that complained about it to the Wall Street Journal.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703384204575509901468451306.html
Wow Saban is a great guy!

JB

January 16th, 2012
9:12 pm

Did I read Saban and Character in the same post??????

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:12 pm

Dawg48….we lost Jenkins. Great pick up for UGA. But we lost one kid and will still sign a great recruiting class. You actually know absolutely nothing about the relationship that Saban has with his players so all you are really doing is speculating. Current and past players talk how great Saban is but I would expect you to skip right over that if it was part of an article.

Got 14?

January 16th, 2012
9:13 pm

Lost in ALL this is the FACT that Alabama did not back away from the kid. They’re merely delaying his enrollment. If all you whiney little UGA b!tches were told by Richt that Jan is good but not Aug you’d pedal to Athens as FAST as you could.

All you wimps who call into question morals and ethics do so from the strong, strong position OF A KEYBOARD.

Stop SAYING you want to be champions, Dawgs. Keep your “ethics.” We’ll keep stockpiling crystal.

The butthurt Dawg & Tech (TECH!) jealousy & anti-Saban jealousy tastes SO GOOD.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:14 pm

LakeDawg
January 16th, 2012
9:10 pm

To all of the Saban apologists. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Just because 17-18 yo kids renege on their commitment, doesn’t mean a grown man (Saban) and an institution that is supposed to be instilling character, among other things, should renege on their commitments. Saban has already renged on one commitment with this kid. Why should he believe Saban will honor his latest commitment to sign him in 2013?

Cause the kid said Saban was going to wright up a prom is on a napkin from the waffle house when they meet to talk about 2013! lol

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:15 pm

Ramblin Man…again I ask…which 11 players were “cut” last year? Which 11 were cut the year before? Where is your proof that Saban doesn’t recruit ethically? My guess is you cannot answer a single one of these questions. Prove me wrong.

Charles

January 16th, 2012
9:17 pm

Another Saban player PROCESSED. Note to parents and coaches of players in GA. This could easily be the young man you care about.

Great coach, absolute sleezeball human being – Tricky Nicky

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:18 pm

SECIsFootball

I’m sure bama will get a great class, when you get 30 commitments and get to chose the ones you want and kick the rest to the curb!
There is no way Saban wants this kid! He wants him to decommit and be done with him the offer he gave him (sign this napkin) bull crap prom is is a joke!

Dewnsav

January 16th, 2012
9:18 pm

Gee, got 14…you sound like one bad dude…

Bell

January 16th, 2012
9:20 pm

@John i completely agree with you…i know tech and UGA fans go at it all the time but you are right, both Coach Richt and Coach Johnson are honorable. Justin should listen to Coach Stanley and find someone who wants him.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:21 pm

Dawg48….We can only sign 25 so your arguement there is a failure. We only singed 22 last year and still had a better class than UGA. BAMA is at #1 on Rivals now and will likely have 23 total if we lose 3 guys who may not quilify. Please try again.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:21 pm

SECIsFootball
January 16th, 2012
9:15 pm

Ramblin Man…again I ask…which 11 players were “cut” last year? Which 11 were cut the year before? Where is your proof that Saban doesn’t recruit ethically? My guess is you cannot answer a single one of these questions. Prove me wrong.

Proof that saban does recruit unethically.
http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/01/16/update-justin-taylor-looking-at-options-after-being-told-he-cant-sign-with-alabama-yet/?cp=2#comment-200280

Tdawg

January 16th, 2012
9:21 pm

indy being with all due respect you don’t know what the crap you are talking about. The big 10 schools don’t. Georgia doesn’t and I suppose that before to long the Flordia fans will be calling you a liar.Cause last I time I checked, Flordia frowns on over recruiting also. You right about the Alabama schools doing it, the Mississippi schools also, Tennessee, South Carolina does also. Some of the big 12 schools. Not sure about the pac 10 schools. I don’t think that they adhere to these practices though nor does the big east although I am not 100 percent sure about them and the ACC, maybe a couple of them do. So your lame excuse that all the top programs do this is total BS. It you think that coaches being there and protecting the kids is such a joke then why don’t these cowards (coaches) have the guts to tell these kids parents that they are not there to protect their kids. Oh, I forgot. It’s because it is much easier to lie to them.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
9:21 pm

Kiplinger: The best values in public colleges

“We’ve retooled our rankings to give more weight to criteria we consider crucial to academic value, including the percentage of students who return for sophomore year and the four-year graduation rate. Each category measures a college’s ability to keep students engaged and on track for graduation.”

UGA: #6

Mulligan U (Bama): still looking

http://money.msn.com/college-savings/the-best-values-in-public-colleges-kiplinger.aspx?page=2

SLAWDAWG

January 16th, 2012
9:22 pm

Nick Saban’s TRUE COLORS come shining through! Way to go Nick!

LakeDawg

January 16th, 2012
9:22 pm

Dawg48

You’re right. Saban is just hoping this kid goes away. Tricky Nicky, hmmm. I like the sound of that.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:24 pm

Only 25….?
Bama has three EE in this class that moves up to 28, if you read the first article were the kid said Saban told him he would be # 26 then Saban lied to him about the numbers. Bama fans have been on the recruiting blogs for DAYS saying they can sign 28 but Saban told him he was # 26.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:29 pm

SECIsFootball
If bama can only sign 25……..
http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=8&toinid=745&yr=2012
There are 27 kids committed on this list including Justin Taylor. Who will be the next kid to get kicked to the curb?

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:29 pm

Dawg 48….Lets do some math. We have 25 now with the decommitment of JT. We have 3 in this class which will back count. That puts us at 22. We will accept commitments from 2 more kids right now. Eddie Goldman and Jameis Winston. Let say we get both of these guys (which we wont), that puts us at 24. We have 1 kid we are confident wont qualify and one who is on the fence. That puts us back at 22. You are allowed to sign 25 total and you are also allowed to back count 3 kids in addition to the 25. Lasy year the same rules was in place and with the 3 we back counted last year, our signing class had only 22 kids in it. Hope that helps. But again, I know you guys dont want facts because they kill your arguements.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
9:33 pm

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:34 pm

25 + 3EE = 28 total scholarships.

D. Ellis

January 16th, 2012
9:35 pm

SEC-Good post. I will say that Saban has “rocessed” lmost 30% ( 27%) of his non graduating roster to fitthos over signed classes of the last 2 years ( not oversigned due to breaking rules but over signed as to an amount of open ships at the time of signing which I think is pretty accurate. At that same time I think Alabama as a program has handed out more medical hardships than the entire SEC combined during his tenure. I think those are pretty good numbers. Could be wrong though as I have read it on other blogs and on line stories things of that nature. Is it illegal or rule breaking no not at all so i got no problem with it, but it is a bit out of the norm.

Again good conversating, It’s hard to find these on here. Good luck on signing day. Bama is going to have a great class again

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:35 pm

We will accept commitments from 2 more kids right now. Eddie Goldman and Jameis Winston

That just goes to show you saban kicked him to the curb! He said no room for you but we have room for these kids.

Ginger

January 16th, 2012
9:36 pm

Well–do not like the way Saban operates…It is wrong…If they offer a kid and he commits–it should be good…..I admire Coach Richt—when Benedict OL from Jax hurt his knee–the UGA offer was still good….then Benedict came to UGA at the time he was supposed to…stay at UGA 2or 3 years…then Benedict disagreed with strength & conditioning Coach T. and Richt gave Benedict his unconditional release and Benedict is at Virginia Tech–now I think…..Coach Richt is a class act.

Justin–I hope you find a good school and you can…Lots of schools in Georgia—UGA is probably full at RB…don’t know about Tech…but there is Georgia Southern, Valdosta State, Georgia State and other schools in the Southeast…..get a good school and if you are a great football player and you will do well and get the shot at NFL…..but get that Education–first and foremost…Education to make a living is so important….forget Alabama and go where you are wanted…you will be happier and get that education…so important

rotten

January 16th, 2012
9:36 pm

saban and alabama—crooked to the core. winning at the university of football is all that matters. Pay him another million.

Jordan Jenkins

January 16th, 2012
9:36 pm

This is why my Mom wanted me to go to a school that she wouldn’t have to worry about me. She could smell the venom on that snake’s breath.

bama who?

January 16th, 2012
9:36 pm

got 14? Come on over to Georgia and prove you’re bad dude. Just tell mommy and daddy you’ll be home a little late. Just remember the time change when crossing the border. Don’t want you to be late for din din. Thanks. Don’t forget the trophy will be at a wal mart near you soon.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:37 pm

Jordan Jenkins…Just stay away from Isaiah Crowell and the weed he seems to enjoy.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
9:38 pm

clintatl

January 16th, 2012
9:38 pm

Dawg48,
Bama only signed 22 last year. If you go and read the rules on the 25 scholarship limit there are provisions that allow you to go over the 25 number. One of those being ‘back counting’ early enrollees to the previous class if you didn’t reach 25 in that previous class. Since Bama only signed 22 last year, they can ‘back count’ 3 of the early enrollees from this year to last years class. So in reality they can sign 28 kids while back counting 3 to last years class. Also, they have at least 2 verbals who all reports have said they won’t qualify academically and therefore won’t be able to sign.

BobDawg

January 16th, 2012
9:41 pm

Didn’t CMR a few years ago help place a recruit that the Ga Regents would not allow into UGA with Arkansas??? Batman was his nickname and a stud DB…. He had committed to UGA and when he could not get in… Coach Richt helped find him another school… You would think Saban would do something like that and not try and delay him for another year… Talk about Brass Balls!

Ramblin Man

January 16th, 2012
9:42 pm

SEC I am not going to list every kid. Go to oversigning.com and it is right there to read. How many other schools have that many medical hardship or transfer to another school? How many actual available scholarships does Saban have for this year? Face facts your coach gives kids tryouts and nothing more.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:43 pm

clintatl

Thank you. That’s what I have been trying to say to this guy. So Saban lied to the kid.

How did Nick Saban explain it to you? “Coach Saban said he wished he would’ve been able to tell me this in August instead of now.  He said the only reason he can’t sign me is because he can’t sign 26 people. They can only sign 25 people. He said he was going to sign me with the next class. But he also said he would sign a piece of paper to show that they are keeping their word – they are going to sign it and they want me to sign it to make sure I know I still have my scholarship.”

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:43 pm

Ginger….is that you Coach Richt? Handle on here gives you away! UGA was recruiting Justin Taylor before he was injured and then disappeared. This happened well before Marshall and Girly committed.

As for Coach Richt…he is such a good guy and role model that UGA has had such a HUGE # of players arrested over the last 5-6 years. Yet, Saban is not a moral or ethical guy especially in light of what he does with his charities for children and with all the work he did for the city of Tuscaloosa after the tornado hit? Just curious, is this the same Coach Richt that UGA fans turned on after losing your opening 2 games this year?

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
9:43 pm

Classic Saban

“We have so many seniors; we have some guys going out for the draft. Nobody really knows how many guys we had on scholarship last year, but it wasn’t 85, I can tell you that.”

A coach doesn’t know how many players are on scholarship? BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/02/04/saban-oversigning/index.html#ixzz1jgCI6fFY

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
9:45 pm

Things that make you go hmmmmmm.

“If there’s inaccurate information out there, Coach Saban, by all means help us clear it up.

We have some people that could not finish the season that will probably not be able to continue to play, that will be replaced, and we have several players that can graduate and may not come back for their fifth year, who have been redshirted. When you add all those things up, plus guys we have that may not qualify, it is not fair to criticize the numbers.

By “not able to continue to play,” Saban is referring to players who have suffered injuries so severe they might be granted medical hardships. Those players maintain their scholarships to the school but are no longer part of the team. Saban has done this with at least 12 players during his four years in Tuscaloosa, which raises red flags considering Ohio State’s Jim Tressel, for example, has placed just four players on hardship scholarships in his entire 10-year tenure. Do Alabama players suffer debilitating injuries at a far greater rate than Ohio State players? Not likely.”

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/02/04/saban-oversigning/index.html#ixzz1jgCuVT6q

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
9:47 pm

More professional maneuvers by Saban:

The counterpoint to that is receiver recruit Daryl Collins, who originally committed to the Tide last March but signed with Kentucky on Wednesday because he would have had to grayshirt at Alabama. Was Saban up front with him about the possibility? “I didn’t think I was going to be grayshirted,” Collins said Wednesday. “It affected [my decision] big time.” Does that qualify as “creating an opportunity for a guy to come here, not taking one away?”

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/02/04/saban-oversigning/index.html#ixzz1jgDQzolN

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:48 pm

Ramblin Man….Several points. First, I knew that was the answer I would be given. You should have said I dont know rather that a web site who speculates the details of these medical redshirt. As I said, I am sure James Andrews puts his reputation on the line just because Nick Saban says he has to. I am sure he worried about his job with Alabama because no other school would want a guy like him.

As for his tryout, you may be right. But the players know their scholarship is a one year deal. They are told this in recruiting. Last year Christian Jones was quoted in an article saying as such. If its ok to take away an academic scholarship because a kid is not performing, why is it not ok for a sports scholarship to be taken when they are not performing?

As for how many scholarships BAMA has this year, I dont know. All I know is that Nick Saban will NOT break the 25 limit who can enroll in this coming class. FACT.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
9:50 pm

This beautifully explains the difference between Richt and Saban.

http://oversigning.com/testing/index.php/tag/medical-hardship/

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:50 pm

The Grinch….your obsession with the 2011 College Football National Champs is inspirational. Keep up the good work.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:50 pm

The Grinch…You know what also describes the relationship between Richt and Saban….CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The Game

January 16th, 2012
9:50 pm

Sure Saban doesn’t like the new rule about oversigning, now he has to cut players before signing day instead of having tryouts in spring and cutting in the summer to get down to 85 scholarships for fall. Brandon Greene better show more than he did in the high school all star game next year or he won’t last long before Saban cuts him.

Ramblin Man

January 16th, 2012
9:51 pm

SEC how do explain the fact that saban has signed 119 recruits over the past four years with nowhere near that many available scholarships. Just because you can sign 25 does not mean you have 25 scholarships available.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
9:51 pm

Who was asking for names?

As the Wall Street Journal pointed out, Nick Saban’s medical hardship numbers are way above the norm, and then when former players were asked about those medical hardships and whether or not they felt pressured to take them the players revealed that they were pressured and that they thought the medical hardship was loophole used to bring in better players.

Three Alabama players who’ve taken these exemptions say they believe the team uses the practice as a way to clear spots for better players by cutting players it no longer wants. These players said they believe Mr. Saban and his staff pressure some players to take these scholarships even though their injuries aren’t serious enough to warrant keeping them off the field.

“I’m still kind of bitter,” said former Alabama linebacker Chuck Kirschman, who took a medical scholarship last year. Mr. Kirschman said Mr. Saban encouraged him to accept the scholarship because of a back problem that he believes he could have played through. “It’s a business,” Mr. Kirschman said. “College football is all about politics. And this is a loophole in the system.”

Jacket Man

January 16th, 2012
9:52 pm

Anyone who thinks this isn’t a business and the coaches don’t tell these kids what they want them to hear to get them on board needs to get their heads examined. I am acquainted with a former player from Michigan State who played when Saban was Head Coach and Todd Grantham was his position Coach.

He said when he was recruited by these two, he was sold a bill of goods and they both lied to his parents. He also said that while they may have been good football coaches, he would never recommend anyone play for either of them.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:53 pm

The Game….Brandon Greene will be a good one at Alabama. He is not interested in UGA because he want to play on a team that can win a championship. However, Tyler Love disagrees with your comments.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:53 pm

SECIsFootball

Go to bed little buddy…..you lost the fight! Snuggle up to your Saban doll and go to sleep!

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
9:55 pm

I hope bama is committed to Green as Green is to Bama.

LakeDawg

January 16th, 2012
9:56 pm

“Any player that has left this program prematurely has created his own exit route. He’s created his own conditions for leaving, if that makes sense. Whether they are academic in terms of not doing what he needed to do academically, whether it is some violation of team or school policy, some of those things we are not allowed to talk about.”

We get that some players will inevitably run into academic or disciplinary troubles, and that a coach is well within his rights to cut such players loose. What we don’t get is how Saban is magically able to project exactly how many such players will run amok each year so he knows how many scholarships he can afford to give out to recruits.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/02/04/saban-oversigning/index.html#ixzz1jgFW51vzEnter your comments here

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
9:56 pm

The Grinch…I remember Charlie Kirchman. High school teammate of Tim Tebow. Came to BAMA and had 2-3 years of ongoing back injuries that kept him from even practicing. He was put on medical hardship, worked as a student coach (just like Taylor Pharr still is) and got his degree from UA. Was never going to play in the NFL but you got me, we really ruined this guys life.

I asked for names and you brought me one name. If it happens all the time….average of 11 ever year as someone claimed….give me nameS.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
9:57 pm

SECIsFootball
January 16th, 2012
9:50 pm

You know a good distinguishing feature between UGA and Mulligan U fans? UGA fans have teeth.

Ramblin Man

January 16th, 2012
9:59 pm

SEC are you checking all the facts you wanted?

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
9:59 pm

SECIsFootball

Did you graduate or even attend Mulligan U?

boots

January 16th, 2012
10:00 pm

Nick Saban is all about Nick Saban. Not about Alabama. Not about an education. Not about the player or their family. Honestly, he is to college football what Barack Obama is to freedom and liberty.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:00 pm

Dawg48….You never presented me a spec of proof so I am not sure how I “lost the fight”. You have no proof, only your opinion and your opinion contains actually no facts at all. Hope you enjoy watching UGA stew in mediocrity while UA keeps winning titles.

Dawg gone Dawg bone

January 16th, 2012
10:00 pm

Billy The Kid is an American hero…….. But he is still a murderer.

The Game

January 16th, 2012
10:01 pm

SECIs Football- who said anything about UGA? Greene is overrated and when it shows up on the field, Saban will cut him. Greene got tossed like salad in that high school all star game. If being a “good one” at Bama means not complaining when you get cut, then yea, he’ll be a good one at Bama.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:01 pm

The Grinch..Yes….Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business administartion, class of 1997. MBA class of 1999. Thank you for asking.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:02 pm

The proof could fall out of the sky and go threw the sky light in your trailer and you want believe cause you are drunk on Nick piss!

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:04 pm

The Game…Then what does that say about Richt who is still trying to get Greene to flip. He said he is solid despite Richt’s efforts to get him to switch. If I am correct, you guys told us the same thing about Chance Warmack when he signed 3 years ago. Not very good, UGA didn’t want and he would just get cut at BAMA. I think he may have even been a grayshirt. How we are now, he is an All-SEC G and one of the best in the country. I expect the same from Greene. Thanks for your concern about him. Tell Richt to leave him alone please.

Bob

January 16th, 2012
10:04 pm

Yet…alabama can sign 28 this season…

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:06 pm

Dawg48….I “you want believe”? What does want believe mean?

If you have proof of something I will look at it. Fact is, you dont. You just have an opinion just as I do. You think Saban is an a$$ and I think Richt is spinless puss.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:06 pm

SECIsFootball
Just answer me this…. How many kids did Saban tell Taylor they could sign? And.
What number did Saban tell him he was

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
10:06 pm

slydog

January 16th, 2012
10:07 pm

I am a Georgia Dawg, through and through, but this report should have read how Paul Johnson was waiting outside of this young man’s home on bended knee. One thing about Johnson, commitment means commitment…lol. 18 months from now, Tech could have the elite B-back they have been waiting for. This kid could attend school this summer and begin a real athlete’s rehab. The support he needs is right here in town, with his coach and guardian, plus any other family, just to push him harder. Who knows Techies, he could be ready by Thanksgiving!!!

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:08 pm

Dawg48….He said 25. And as I said earlier, there was a chance he could have still signed in Feb if we did come in under 25 as I expect we will.

The Game

January 16th, 2012
10:08 pm

SECIsFootball- UGA has moved on after his performance. Saban will too. Only question is will it be before signing day or after.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
10:08 pm

SECIsFootball
January 16th, 2012
9:50 pm

False flattery. Aw, I must have hit a nerve. Let me hit another one, Bear Bryant also toyed with young people as well. Must be a common trait in Tuscaloosa.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:11 pm

The Game….UGA is still contacting Greene. They want him because I guess they think Will Friend can develop him into a very good OL. Greene said thanks but no thanks. As did Dillon Lee. Reuben Foster and Robert Nkemdiche will tell UGA the same thing.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
10:11 pm

List of Athletic Directors, University Presidents, and Coaches (both current and former) that have stated publicly that they are against oversigning.

Bernie Machen – Florida
Greg McGarity – Georgia
Bobby Dodd – GT (40 years ago)
Jim Tressel – Ohio State
Jay Paterno – Penn State
Kirk Ferentz – Iowa
Tom Osborne – Nebraska
Paul Johnson – GT

Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:12 pm

I was over in Alabama today. This is a non story over there. The kid suffered a very serious knee injury. Reports there are that he is 50% recovered. Saban promised him a spot on the 2013 royster. Bama feels he needs another year of rehab minimum and explained such. He was given a grayshirt option for this year of full scholarship for 2013 choice was his. Bama was upfront and honest. Now want to discuss the Dawgs drug testing results and time frame ie., Florida.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:12 pm

The real answer is 28 not 25, 25+ 3 EE = 28.
Saban lied to the kid. If any thing that makes him a spineless Puss cause he lied to a kid. He told him he was #26.

So if any thing that makes Richt more of a MAN cause he does not lie to a KID!

clintatl

January 16th, 2012
10:12 pm

RamblinMan,
Bama has signed 22, 26, 27, and 32 over the last four years, more than the 85 yes but not the 119 you speak of. With those that signed there have been several that did not qualify academically, there have been transfers, and there are those that leave early. Bama had 3 this year and 3 last year. There is a limit of 85 scholarships per team. You can’t go over that limit period. People complain about there practices when they really don’t know what theyare talking about. The bottom line is they have 85 players on scholarship and will again next year which is what the NCAA rules allow.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:12 pm

The Grinch….What do Saban and the Bear also have in common…They have won multiple national titles. One is currently considered the best coach in the game. The other is considered the best of all time. The coaches at UGA….well…nevermind.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:13 pm

Bama Mike, I’m sure it’s a NONE story over there.

slydog

January 16th, 2012
10:13 pm

Richt might be spineless, but Nicki boy just pulled a fast one. No true fan of Alabama can claim otherwise or defend it. I’ve stated earlier that Alabama is in the unique situation of maybe having too many guys commit early. Some of this is the fault of the coaches, who surely are not telling these kids the truth about the roster make up. Why would TJ Yeldon switch his commitment if Saban didn’t already know he was going to grayshirt Taylor? How does commit #7 end up being commit #26? Folks, this is how you run a football program/ franchise but not one associated with a flagship university. I like Saban as a coach, wish we had something close to it, but the man’s ethics are lacking.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
10:15 pm

SECIsFootball
January 16th, 2012
10:12 pm

Glad to know you admire those who easily toyed with the lives of young, impressionble men. You must be a helluva person.

Texas fan

January 16th, 2012
10:15 pm

I don’t give a s hit about bama and hope they lose every game next year but the author of this blog is a POS if justin’s fbook is true. LAWSUIT.

The Game

January 16th, 2012
10:15 pm

SECIsFootball- your info on Greene is outdated. UGA is on Avery Young now. Greene missed his official visit to Bama last week and said Saban is upset he took other visits. Saban probably trumping up a reason to dump him.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:15 pm

Dawg48….Nah..You are right. Richt is such an upstanding christian guy and great role model that he has had more players arrested in the last 10 years and it has been the one consistent thing you UGA fans can count on every year. As my UGA friend say, “I hate picking up the paper in the off season because I am afraid of reading a UGA kids name in the paper for being arrested.” Look in your own house before you start talking about other peoples houses.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:17 pm

Texas fan
January 16th, 2012
10:15 pm

I don’t give a s hit about bama and hope they lose every game next year but the author of this blog is a POS if justin’s fbook is true. LAWSUIT.

We want to know! Throw us a link!

slydog

January 16th, 2012
10:17 pm

@Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:12 pm

I was over in Alabama today. This is a non story over there.

DDDUUHH!!!!! Why would you guys give two cents about a hurt kid from Georgia who your state employees promised a free education only to now leave him dangling? Say what you want in response, but if Richt did this to a kid from Alabama, Georgia fans would not defend it or call it a non- story!!! Real Talk!!!

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:17 pm

The Game….he said in his latest article on our site that UGA is still after him but he is solid to BAMA. I know that hurts to swallow but its true. The info you are getting from your site is just false. I will take the word of the kid himself over what you are reading.

Texas fan

January 16th, 2012
10:18 pm

“Man I did not DECOMMIT from Alabama!! For everyone who wanted to know. I hate when people twist my words up. I talked to enough analyst not talking to anymore!!!”

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
10:19 pm

Double digit oversignings.

So Saban is linked with Houston Nutt, Les Miles and Bobby Petrino. BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

http://oversigning.com/testing/index.php/the-oversigning-cup/

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:19 pm

SECis football

See you want even answer the Questions because you know SABAN is wrong.

Who is more foolish? The fool? Or the fool that follows him?
Keep sticking up for SABAN.

TR

January 16th, 2012
10:22 pm

This article is BS, bama boards have been saying since september that Taylor was a likely greyshirt, Taylor has known that this was a possibility and now after being informed that it is reality doesn’t really like it as much.

Ramblin Man

January 16th, 2012
10:22 pm

Sorry 109. He still only gets the 85 by cutting the kids before August. It says something about a coach who has that many kids transfer, medical hardship, or fail out. Atleast be honest and say I love saban and bama because they do whatever they have to do to win a NC, I could then at least respect your honesty and point of view.

slydog

January 16th, 2012
10:22 pm

@SECIsFootball

Richt is such an upstanding christian guy and great role model that he has had more players arrested in the last 10 years and it has been the one consistent thing you UGA fans can count on every year.

What a weak argument. Richt “lacks” hard core discipline of his players and instead chooses to treat them like grown men from day one and not hold their hands every second. But the mistakes belong to the players, not the coach’s. So how exactly does a player getting arrested have anything to do with Richt screwing them before they even hit campus? Gee, it’s funny how Saban waited until Georgia signed all of their RB’s this year before he broke the news to Taylor. I wonder why?

The Game

January 16th, 2012
10:24 pm

SECIsFootball–must be from before his all star game performance but what do you expect him to say. People love to save face, do you think he’d say UGA prefers Avery Young? That wouldn’t sound or look good on a Bama fan site would it.

Coach Satan

January 16th, 2012
10:24 pm

What’s the big deal here.

This is the Business Model I have followed my entire career. LOL

Ramblin Man

January 16th, 2012
10:25 pm

Slydog that was funny and as a GT fan I hope CPJ got a ticket as he was speeding to get there.

Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:26 pm

For the 100th time. We have been oversigning since 1958. We do it because we can and it is not illegal. When Shula was signing 32 and everyone was beating our brains in it was not a problem. Now it is borderline a felony. And slydog your saint CMR brings in Crowell in desperation and lines up the offense in uniform with a jersey in the backfield and then protends to be Coach CMR the clown idiot by stating ” I didnt know it was against the rules ” And then to have multiple drug policy violations on Thursday prior to the Florida game. Where does he send his results John Hopkins University. Every other university results in within 12 hours. But Georgia is 5 days unless Coastal Carolina is next up.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:26 pm

slydog….do you really believe that Saban was worried about this kid going to UGA? Having watched you guys in 2010 and in your big games this past year, I feel pretty confident in saying that UGA is the last school Saban is worried about.

As for Richt….I have no idea why so many players get arrested or why he is scared to discipline them. I know I rarely see the issues at Alabama. We have an idiot or 2 every year but UGA has so many it is ridiculous. At Alabama players know there are consequences for their actions. At UGA they know there are not. Well, not from the coach at least.

Charles

January 16th, 2012
10:26 pm

Bama Mike – it’s not a story over in Bama because the state is full of a bunch of inbred hicks that care about nothing but success on the gridiron. Regardless of injury, Nick Saban made a commitment to that young man and has now cast him aside. Look at Brent Benedict or Brandon Burrows at UGA. Both suffered major injuries as seniors in hs. Richt honored both schollies. He stuck by Benedict for the duration, and the coaches even tried to push Benedict harder than he wanted before he left for VT. They stuck by the young man. Brandon Burrows has never come close to contributing…wasn’t a bigtime recruit either. But Richt stuck by him.

That’s what a real man does when he makes a commitment to a kid.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:27 pm

Well GT and UGA fans have found common ground. Saban is a Tool.

RollTide

January 16th, 2012
10:28 pm

Is Ben Jones an inbred hick? What about the other recruits from Alabama? I’ll save this for them.

;-)

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:30 pm

The Game…I love the…”yeah I know your site is reporting this but our site is correct.” Richt is still recruiting Greene and would take his commitment on the spot. He wont have the chance. Maybe him not going to UGA will turn out good for you guys like Crowell going to UGA turned out good for us.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:30 pm

Bama Mike, you left out……” and if our field goal kickers misses a kick in a big game we send em death threats we been doin that since 1942!”

Ramblin Man

January 16th, 2012
10:32 pm

DAWG48 don’t worry we can fight on another blog ………and probably will you leghumper

SEC

January 16th, 2012
10:32 pm

Bama Mike- this is why the NCAA compliance rule is a million pages long. Dolts like you and Saban using the it’s not illegal argument. We know he’d use steroids or pay players if there wasn’t a “rule”. It’s hard to detect HGH in testing, does Saban use those too if you can’t prove it’s “illegal”.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:32 pm

I would not mind getting green we need OLinemen.
If we wait a few days he…….well you know “may become available”

Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:33 pm

Interesting stat for those who think the spread offenses of Oregon and Oklahoma State are better than a pro stye offense. Alabama’s defense was on the field for a total of 722 plays during the 2011 season. Their offense pro style. Oregon with a spread attack had their defense on the field for 1075 plays. A 353 play difference which equates to 5 games.

SECIsFootball

January 16th, 2012
10:33 pm

Dawg48…you are all over the place huh? Do you want to talk about FG kickers now? If so I will happily discuss the Michigan State game. You know, the team we beat 49-7 last year.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:34 pm

Ramblin Man
January 16th, 2012
10:32 pm

DAWG48 don’t worry we can fight on another blog ………and probably will you leghumper

The truce has been broken! Lol

Make My Day

January 16th, 2012
10:35 pm

What is worse, telling a kid he will not be able to sign, but will grey shirt until January or a group of coaches being banned by the high head coach and principal for completely withdrawing scholarships? Just asking.

Charles

January 16th, 2012
10:36 pm

Nah, RT, Ben’s about as ‘country’ as they come, but he managed to get out of that backwards place just in time. He’ll be fine now.

slydog

January 16th, 2012
10:36 pm

@Bama Mike

So what? Did I ever say Richt doesn’t cheat or bend rules? Has he ever,ever, ever, screwed over a player? I want championships but not at the expense of toying around with young men. What does one scholarship and keeping your word going to hurt Bama? Seems to me it would only help. Who didn’t over sign before the scholarship limits? You just won 2 NC in a 5 year span. Why defend pimping high school seniors?

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:37 pm

SECIsFootball
January 16th, 2012
10:33 pm

Dawg48…you are all over the place huh? Do you want to talk about FG kickers now? If so I will happily discuss the Michigan State game. You know, the team we beat 49-7 last year.

I’m threw with you……. You have been put in your place.

Just a little advice before we part…. If the blind follow the blind well……you will be grey shirted!

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
10:38 pm

SECIsFootball
January 16th, 2012
10:33 pm

And two years before that Utah spanked Mulligan U 31-17. So what’s your point?

Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:39 pm

Dawg 48 since 1940 get your years correct. It works see BCS Championship game.It would be our honor to help out next time Dawgs line up to kick a gimme against Sparty. He wont miss again we guarantee it.

Mr. SEC you know this do you. Envy noted.

bamaguy

January 16th, 2012
10:39 pm

I don’t know why we are arguing about this. UGA can keep RIcht and be happy with him and Alabama can keep Saban and be happy with him. If everyone is satisfied with who they have as head coach, what is the problem?

You think Saban is a terrible person; fine. We think RIcht is a soft coach who will never produce a national champion; fine. Everyone is happy.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:39 pm

Don’t forget about Louisiana Monroe.

Don4654

January 16th, 2012
10:40 pm

Do you really believe that a team that has a top 5 recruiting class every year would would commit a scholarship to the 37th best running back in the nation without holding the option of a greyshirt?How does the coach (who is the legal guardian of the kid)not know whether or not greyshirting was discussed when the kid committed?How many of you on here bad mouthing Saban know whether or not this was discussed with the kid?SEVERAL players on the team that were greyshirts say they were told that this might happen to them when they committed.As to the” Saban runs off 10 players a year” crap,if thats the case why does he have several 4th and 5th year players on the team that don’t play a down?I’m not saying that what he did was right,just that we don’t know all of the facts.As for some of the Holier than thou posters on here I expect your team to offer him a scholarship tomorrow,right?I know UGA has an opening since the other running back committed elsewhere.How about the poster from UT,will they offer him tomorrow?Didn’t they just withdraw offers from ga prospects the last couple of weeks?

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:41 pm

Bama Mike
January 16th, 2012
10:39 pm

Dawg 48 since 1940 get your years correct. It works see BCS Championship game.It would be our honor to help out next time Dawgs line up to kick a gimme against Sparty. He wont miss again we guarantee it.

Mr. SEC you know this do you. Envy noted.

Bama mike lol that was funny.

Make My Day

January 16th, 2012
10:41 pm

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
10:11 pm
List of Athletic Directors, University Presidents, and Coaches (both current and former) that have stated publicly that they are against oversigning.

Bernie Machen – Florida
Greg McGarity – Georgia
Bobby Dodd – GT (40 years ago)
Jim Tressel – Ohio State
Jay Paterno – Penn State
Kirk Ferentz – Iowa
Tom Osborne – Nebraska
Paul Johnson – GT

1, loses his head coach and is crying to make themselves more relevant
2.Has yet to prove he is a worthy AD
3.Bobby Dodd- good man no longer relevant
4. A lie, a cheat and banned from the NCAA to coach
5.Jay Paterno- rode daddy’s coattails and the PSU program has been in shambles for years
6.Kirk Ferentz- cannot win the big game or even some small games
7.Tom Osborne- the same guy who signed over 40 players a year for 8 years
8.Paul Johnson- during his run at GS he gave partial schollys to get 34 kids to sign with GSU

Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:43 pm

Sly Dog. Saban never took his scholarship away. The kid is simply not physically ready to perform until 2013,

Make My Day

January 16th, 2012
10:44 pm

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:39 pm
Don’t forget about Louisiana Monroe

That is one heck of an argument fail…digging up a loss Saban’s first year …but wait….in MARK Ricth’s 10th plus season loses to The UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA……13 Months ago…

Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:44 pm

Dawg 48. Thanks we are still SEC family have to throw some humor in .

Harvey Updyke

January 16th, 2012
10:45 pm

If you want my opinion about the kid….. I don’t give a DAMN ROLL DAMN TIDE!

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:46 pm

Bama Mike

We all need something to talk about till next September! Lol

SEC

January 16th, 2012
10:47 pm

Bama Mike- he may run track this spring. Translation- he’s recovered. Saban won’t let him play on the 2012 team. Translation- his scholarship has been taken for next year. Translation provided for the cognitive impaired.

Charles

January 16th, 2012
10:48 pm

Don 4654 – I know reading isn’t a strongsuit amongst Bammer nation, but if you’ll read his coach and guardian’s comments, it was specifically noted that, no, Saban did not mention a greyshirt until two weeks ago.

Unlike your sleezeball coach, I don’t think Mr. Pritchett is a liar.

slydog

January 16th, 2012
10:48 pm

@Don4654

Since you are late to the argument, let me update you: It’s not the “greyshirt” as opposed to the timing of the decision. clearly Saban waited until #1 TJ Yeldon flipped and #2 UGA signed all of their RB’s. Alabam has more commitments than scholarships to hand out, especially since Saban bean coaching there. I applaud it. CLAP CLAP!!! Greyshirting is a shrewd and wise business move in the SEC. If this were the NFL, where players get cut a week before the season starts or even during the season, well have at it. But we are talking about young men who haven’t even left the house yet. The timing stunk, like an Andalusia hog pen!!!

chaz

January 16th, 2012
10:49 pm

To all the Alabama recruits and their families,

The odds are that very few of you will go on to the NFL and make enough money to retire. Saban isn’t the kind of role model you want for your life. The life lessons that you will learn at a great school with a quality man at the helm will be invaluable later in life. It’s not too late for many of you to decide to de- commit and not be treated like a piece of meat for the next 4-5 years.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:49 pm

I’m out….. Saban keep on kicking recruits to the curb Kentucky and Ole Miss are waiting in line!

Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:50 pm

OMG. I just went to pour my late night cereal alphabets. My bowl is filled with the letters A and the numbers 1.

Only smart two days a month and this is one of them.

slydog

January 16th, 2012
10:51 pm

Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:43 pm

Sly Dog. Saban never took his scholarship away. The kid is simply not physically ready to perform until 2013,

Knee injuries to RB’s heal in 6 months to a year. He was hurt in August of 2011. Come at me better than that. I deserve it. Saban simply didn’t want to waste a spot and let the kid rehab on his own at LA Fitness.

Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:52 pm

Chaz do you work for Chik Fil A

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:52 pm

Bama Mike, A1 goes on a steak not in cereal!

Charles

January 16th, 2012
10:52 pm

Ah yes – and then there’s bamaguy with the typcial Bammer sentiment – at least the man’s honest. The bear is the reason we have the 85 limit. Saban is the reason we have the 25/year. Bama coaches have pushed the rules for years because the state is full of a bunch of morally challenged, win-at-all cost type loons. It’s all you folks have over there.

Richt will win his title…and he’ll do it the right way.

bamaguy

January 16th, 2012
10:53 pm

I just hope the guy is getting good medical advice and if he signs with another team there is no serious damage. BIg difference between running track and playing football. It will be interesting to see who offers him. I heard Purdue was interested. You have to wonder how many top tier schools will take a chance on an injured player who hasn’t played football in over a year. Could be a very good get for someone if he heals completely.

Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:54 pm

Slydog. Contact injury 9-12 non contact tear 12-18. Donta Hightower took 18 months.

slobodan

January 16th, 2012
10:55 pm

I think the TJ Yeldon commitment knocked Justin Taylor off the list. He will not be needed at Alabama. I think Taylor should forget about the Tide and go to another SEC west school; to play against them.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
10:55 pm

bamaguy
January 16th, 2012
10:53 pm

“You have to wonder how many top tier schools will take a chance on an injured player who hasn’t played football in over a year.”

Well Mulligan U is certainly not one.

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
10:55 pm

Bamaguy. Is a classy poster. I have spoken with him on the blogs before the guy is a class act.

Bama Mike

January 16th, 2012
10:56 pm

Dawg 48. Very nice.

Make My Day

January 16th, 2012
10:59 pm

And what argument and excuses will the Bulldog Nation develop next year after finishing without a spot in the BCS with the easiest SEC schedule and easiest schedule in all of Automatic Qualifying conference members?

Make My Day

January 16th, 2012
11:01 pm

chaz

January 16th, 2012
10:49 pm
To all the Alabama recruits and their families,

The odds are that very few of you will go on to the NFL and make enough money to retire. Saban isn’t the kind of role model you want for your life. The life lessons that you will learn at a great school with a quality man at the helm will be invaluable later in life. It’s not too late for many of you to decide to de- commit and not be treated like a piece of meat for the next 4-5 years.

Did Cher give you the money for the rest of the money to finish out your surgery to a man yet?

Charles

January 16th, 2012
11:01 pm

Make My Day – what does your post have to do with the price of beans in Peru? Let’s try to stay on topic here, fella.

bamaguy

January 16th, 2012
11:02 pm

Thank you Dawg48. I have been around a few years (I could be Tide57) and that gives you a little perspective. It all runs in cycles. Bama is up right now but it won’t last forever. You have to stick by your team no mater what.

hind tit

January 16th, 2012
11:02 pm

The guy that hosts Dirty Jobs is always looking for new show material. I can’t think of anything dirtier than working for Saban as a recruiter.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
11:03 pm

lr

January 16th, 2012
11:04 pm

Dawg48

January 16th, 2012
11:05 pm

hind tit
January 16th, 2012
11:02 pm

The guy that hosts Dirty Jobs is always looking for new show material. I can’t think of anything dirtier than working for Saban as a recruiter.

LOL….. That was funny I just peed my pants a little.

Got14

January 16th, 2012
11:08 pm

Maybe if Richt was a little more like Saban, UGA wouldn’t have chocked against Michigan St.

Got14

January 16th, 2012
11:15 pm

Isn’t this the same board that wanted to fire Richt back in September? How quickly ya’ll forget.

Blackoutanyone?

January 16th, 2012
11:19 pm

Lost a lot of respect for the writer of this article. Per Justin Taylor’s twitter: “Man I did not DECOMMIT from Alabama! For everyone who wanted to know. I hate when people twist my words up. I talked to enough analyst not talking anymore!!!

It’s one thing to be a homer and spin an article… But to bait a young man in the situation he is currently in just to push your agenda…. just sad.

Texas fan

January 16th, 2012
11:19 pm

Jeez. Those of you posting ten plus times in this section need to get a life. 99% of recruits are not as stupid as you think they are. You’re not making any difference in their decisions on where they are going to sign. Log off and spend some time with your friends or family.

Blackoutanyone?

January 16th, 2012
11:22 pm

Haters gonna hate!! Lol. Roll Tide!!

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
11:25 pm

Mulligan U has a new OC:

Alabama has hired former Washington offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier for the same position, a source with knowledge of the coaching search confirmed. Nussmeier, 42, has worked as Washington’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Steve Sarkisian since 2009. The Huskies ranked 25th nationally in scoring (33.4 points per game) and 38th in total offense (409.9 yards per game) in 2011.

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
11:26 pm

Got14 unanimous…..No.
January 16th, 2012
11:08 pm

So did Saban choke against Utah in the Sugar Bowl a few years back? What was it, 21-0 at the end of the 1st quarter?

gtfanfrom1951

January 16th, 2012
11:27 pm

You know they have never been able to count in Alabama. SEC would not stop it when “the Bear” was doing it and is not going to stop it now! Its all about the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
11:28 pm

Did anyone hear that Willie Martinez “resigned” from Oklahoma? Heard he’s going to play under Van Gorder at Auburn.

roltydrol

January 16th, 2012
11:28 pm

Saban stands behind his promise. With the injury, he can enroll and work on a strong academic start while he heals. If this young man wants to stay with Bama, get off his back.

C’mon, Coach Pritchett…really? Did you just say, “For me, personally, I would go to a school where I am wanted. That’s just me.” ? Oh, man, go ahead and plant the seed that Coach Saban is not a man of his word. Shame on you!!! You should show your support in his decision, not try to change because YOU want to change. I am sure you will feel real bad if he rushes his rehabilitation and then reinjures it. Just sayin’…

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
11:30 pm

Make that “coach under Van Gorder”. Geez…..it’s late.

roltydrol

January 16th, 2012
11:30 pm

Grinch, your envy drips from every stupid comment you make. Green MUST be your color.

RTR

The Grinch

January 16th, 2012
11:33 pm

roltydrol
January 16th, 2012
11:30 pm

Speaking of green, Harvey, don’t you have some trees to go poison. Geez, what a fan base.

Make My Day

January 16th, 2012
11:38 pm

“Stay on Topic”…there lies the problem….UGA fans want to make up lies and forget the truth.

Flip over to ESPNU and watch The Hershel Walker story…

Just as Keith Jackson stated: Georgia’s only Unanimous National Title. January 1 1981…31 years, 15 days ago.

That is a long long time. Relevant. Why don’t you UGA fans stay on point and win a big game and stop losing to every ranked team you play and some of the ones not ranked.

DodgerDAWG

January 16th, 2012
11:39 pm

I hope to clear up a misconception. Early Enrollees (EE) can only count toward the previous class if the school has scholarships available for the EE. If you look at Alabama’s football roster you will find that they have 85 players that signed LOIs and were awarded scholarships for the 2011 season. Therefore NONE of the EEs can count to the past year because Alabama has no scholarships to award for that period. Based on current expected departures (17 seniors and 3 underclassmen) Alabama will only be able to award 20 additional scholarships for the 2012 year. With only 85 scholarships available, Alabama has basically 91 athletes (the returning scholarship players and the CURRENT 26 commitments) competing for 85 scholarships. If Alabama is looking to add another 3-4 commitments during the signing period that is 9-11 athletes that will be grayshirted, redshirted, dismissed for alleged team violations, not qualify academically, suggested to transfer to a FCS or lower school or bribed to take a medical scholarship.

lr

January 16th, 2012
11:44 pm

In general, you bama fans are embarassing yourselves here tonight…

roltydrol

January 16th, 2012
11:44 pm

slydog – “Knee injuries to RB’s heal in 6 months to a year. He was hurt in August of 2011. Come at me better than that. I deserve it. Saban simply didn’t want to waste a spot and let the kid rehab on his own at LA Fitness.”

You deserve what, Doctor? Just what do you know about his knee injury that would give you the obligatory right to say that (”…six months to a year.”)? Maybe Bama’s may seem like an “LA Fitness” compared to the Dawg pile they call a workout facility at UGA.

I think whomever this young man decides to sign with should have a guaranty that his injury has not diminished his mobility and speed. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Let him heal, and heal right. Take the time to do so, Justin, you’ve got the rest of your life to work towards your dreams. Be patient with it, Bama does want you..

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
12:16 am

roltydrol
January 16th, 2012
11:44 pm

“Be patient with it, Bama does want you..”…unless we find someone we think is better….

Alabama math

January 17th, 2012
12:44 am

clintatl

January 16th, 2012
10:12 pm

RamblinMan,
Bama has signed 22, 26, 27, and 32 over the last four years, more than the 85 yes

Looks like Alabama has changed its math. In 2011 we have 22 + 26 + 27 + 32 = 85
With an incoming class of 25 we are going to have 26 + 27 + 32 + 25 = 85

Crimson Crush

January 17th, 2012
12:52 am

Blackout … Bama fell halfway down the list inside the SEC when Oversigning did their numbers on a multi-year basis . ( and WELLL down the list nationally )

So to try and fix that the Buckeye homer who runs the site ( and lives in Birmingham hating life lol ) did a change up . Calculate points yearly when it looked like it might be a good year to try that . Problem is … suddenly his Suckeyes show up in the top twenty .

How to fix that ? Start begging on Suckeye boards for “reasons” their numbers were “wrong” … slap up an asterisk by their name only … then go even further and slap on an “update” on the asterisk LOL

In the past when Bama fans have pointed out to that numbnut he TONS of problems with his “facts” concerning the numbers for the Tide .

It was pointed out TO HIM that he was doing things like counting non-qualifiers who resigned two or three times , faling to note medical redshirts at Bama who chose to transfer elsewhere and were STILL denied permission to play even by other schools … counting players who transferred elsewhere and then dropped out of the schools they transferred to .

Tide fans heard nothing but crickets . Nothing was EVER changed to even pretend to paint an accurate picture . But let his Suckeyes show up on his newly manufactured “criteria” … out comes the asterisks and updates LOL

None of that would really matter if we weren’t saddled by a lazy azz media in America who never bother to do their own research . As it stands … most media outlets get 90 % of their “work” they post UNCHECKED from the Internet themselves . Most are more interested in being a Jerry Springer than they are being journalist …

Oh well , C’est la vie … :-)

Alabama math

January 17th, 2012
12:52 am

roltydrol

January 16th, 2012
11:28 pm

Saban stands behind his promise. With the injury, he can enroll and work on a strong academic start while he heals. If this young man wants to stay with Bama, get off his back
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Did you read the article? Saban stands behind his promise? He told him specifically that he DIDN”T have a scholarship and told him NOT TO ENROLL.

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
12:53 am

DON’T SEE THE PROBLEM IN GRAY SHIRT IF HE IS ALL THAT HE CAN STILL GO PRO AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN…..SUMMER AT BAMA IS TOUGH HE WILL NOT BE READY
…U WANT BURGER KING NOW OR RUTH’S NEXT WEEK

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
12:54 am

AND A RB WITH A KNEE INJURY COMPLETELY DIFFERENT DUCK

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
12:56 am

LIKE THEY SAID KNEES HEAL N 6 MONTHS IF FULL REHAB 6 7 DAYS A WEEK-JT WAS GETTING 2 AND SOME 3 DAYS A WEEK HENCE THE DELAY

Alabama math

January 17th, 2012
1:00 am

Crimson Crush
Nice rant – but what has that got to do with Saban withdrawing the scholarship offer to Taylor 2 weeks before NSD?

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:05 am

ALL SCHOOLS GIVE OUT OFFERS LIKE CANDY AND THEN AS CLASS FILLS UP THOSE KIDS ARE NO LONGER PHONE CALLED

Haters RTR!

January 17th, 2012
1:06 am

Saban wins, but he’s a low life scumbag! That being said, I’ll be the first in line to kiss his ring when the “Roll Tide Wal-Mart tour” pulls into my town! Roll Damn Tide! Haters get a life!

War D. Eagle

January 17th, 2012
1:07 am

The real and only reason Nicky Satan and Bammer pulled Taylor’s scholarship offer is because they were able to flip Daphne HS RB T. J. Yeldon from Auburn. Once they got Yeldon, Taylor was expendable. Next year, it will happen again. The kid better go somewhere else.

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:07 am

SORT OF EVEN SABAN HAD NO IDEA BAMA WOULD HAVE THE BEST CLASS IN HISTORY AND IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF JT TOO GRAYSHIRT – AT BAMA NC’S ARE WON IN THE SUMMER IF HE IS NOT READY FOR SUMMER HE CAN’T BE PART OF THIS CLASS

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:08 am

NO WAY YELDON COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TYPE BACK THAN JT

Haters RTR!

January 17th, 2012
1:09 am

Saban stands behind his promises and I dream of someday standing behind Saban. Roll Tide! Deliverance is the best movie of all-time!

GT Rupert

January 17th, 2012
1:15 am

Taylor is listed at 5-10, 205. Yeldon is listed at 6-2, 205. Very similar size. Only difference is Yeldon is higher rated. Once Saban got Yeldon on board, he was free to cut Taylor loose. An honorable man would’ve kept his word and honored the commitment. I would think most honest Bama fans would admit, at least privately, that they don’t like the way their coach handled the situation (and many others like it that came before this), but they’re too jaded to admit it publicly.

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:17 am

NOW WAY JT WAY THICKER THAN Y

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:18 am

NO HANDLED FINE – JUST SABAN CAUGHT OFF GUARD WITH EVERYBODY WANTING TO PLAY FOR THE TIDE

GT Rupert

January 17th, 2012
1:19 am

Fact remains: Saban was fine with Taylor until something better came along. Once it did (Yeldon), Saban wanted to break his commitment to Taylor to free up a scholly. If you can’t see that, I’m not sure what else to say. LOL

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:19 am

AT BAMA U WORK UR BUTT OFF IN THE SUMMER Y SHOULD JT GET TO COME IN AND NOT HAVE TO WORK BUT JUST REHAB

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:22 am

NOT JUST YELDON BUT JONES/MD COLLINS/LA TAYLOR/FSU BLUE/JUCO ETC ……BOTTOM LINE JT’S KNEE WILL NOT BE READY FOR 2012 SEASON – AT BAMA REDSHIRTS WORK SCOUT TEAM IT IS NOT A TAKE OFF YR – Y SHOULD JT GET A FREE RIDE FOR NOTHING

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:23 am

BOTTOM LINE BAMA IS THE KING OF THE MOUNTAIN AND ALL THE ONES LEFT IN THE WAKE UNITE TO TAKE DOWN THE KING IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:26 am

WHY SHOULD ALL THE OTHER PLAYERS ON SCHOLLY HAVE TO WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF WHEREAS A HURT PLAYER GETS TO TAKE IT EZ WHEN IF U GET PLAYING CFB – U GET A MEDICAL SCHOLLY FOR THE YR AND DOES NOT COUNT AGAINST ELIGIBILITY SEE DONTA HIGHTOWER

GT Rupert

January 17th, 2012
1:27 am

Because he’s injured and injured guys have to rehab. You’ve heard of redshirting guys, right?

Look at how other coaches handle situations like this. As a GT fan, I despise UGA more than anything in the world, but they’ve had several guys since Richt has been there who have been injured after they committed to UGA. Richt honored his commitment to each and every one of those guys. He didn’t drop them and leave them in a difficult situation scrambling to find a school two weeks prior to signing day. There’s something to be said about treating people the right way and keeping your word, especially when you’re a coach trying to set an example for high school and college kids.

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:27 am

NOT JUST YELDON – BLUE TAYLOR COLLINS DIXON JONES GOLDMAN WINSTON

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:28 am

THEY TAKE MEDICAL REDSHIRTS

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:30 am

SABAN NOT DROPPING HIM JUST LETTING HIM COME IN NEXT JANUARY AND JAN ENROLLEES BIG ADVANTAGE ….HE COMES THIS SUMMER BEHIND THE 8 BALL FROM JUMP STREET AND HE CAN STILL GO PRO 3 YRS OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL REGARDLESS OF GRAY SHIRT

GT Rupert

January 17th, 2012
1:31 am

It’s not worth wasting any more of my time on this. You clearly have no clue what you’re talking about and/or are viewing things through crimson glasses to the point that you can’t even see straight.

BTW, ever heard of the “Caps Lock” key? LOL

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:31 am

GREAT DEAL – STAY IN ATLANTA WE WILL GET U SET UP 7 DAY A WEEK REHAB AND GET U A JOB AND COME IN JANUARY WIN WIN

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:32 am

REDSHIRT YR SHOULD BE A PREPRATORY YR NOT A REHAB YR

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:34 am

i am seeing it straight what advantage does jt have by starting in the summer instead of summer

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:35 am

january ^^^^

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:36 am

do recommend full contact for jt in fall of 2012????

Crimson Crush

January 17th, 2012
1:37 am

If Justin wants to get advice from a kid who already knows what happened when he had to sit out an extra year without playing before coming to Bama … he can call Jalston Fowler . Fowler got quality reps behind Richardson and Lacy this championship season … and is in a good position to play the role Lacy did this year next season . ( while Lacy takes over for Richardson ) . He can still come to Bama as he was told … or he can look elsewhere if he feels like that is best for him .

The only people that seems to truly bother are the schools left fighting for Tide scraps ….

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:50 am

Enter your comments here

qb/db

January 17th, 2012
1:55 am

MOREHOUSE he is a stud and gets a good education. He wasn’t going to get playing time at Alabama anyway

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:56 am

also coming in this summer/fall and facing hart yeldon lacy and not at 100% would not help his confidence either

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
1:57 am

2 a days and summer are not pretty at bama – maze almost came to tears just reflecting on it

Ed

January 17th, 2012
2:02 am

Who ya cutting next, Nick?

blueforever

January 17th, 2012
2:05 am

Keep screaming, Hammah. Maybe you’ll eventually convince yourself that your coach isn’t a piech of sh!t. Everybody else already knows it.

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
2:30 am

nick saban is great coach great father and it is a blessing to have a fierce protector of the kids watching over them

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
2:32 am

nick is gonna cut whoever ain’t cutting it – they know going in it is a 1 yr deal and if they can go play somewhere else like a una or a big time program – it is a win win

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
2:33 am

hearing a lot of butthurt from dawg fans b/c nick put ga program back to the dark ages in 08

Been There...

January 17th, 2012
5:14 am

This situation is very unfortunate…..but as we all know….college football is business…it’s about wins and losses….Saban got Yeldon so he doesn’t need Justin anymore. It’s too bad that the NCAA won’t change their position about athletes transferring. They say you pick the school, not the football program or the coach. When a player transfers, we are quick to criticize, but here is a kid commited for a long time, just hearing that he has to do something else two weeks before signing day, and Saban says no. Dooley doing the same thing at UT. Some of our players need to stop looking at the” gold” of the big programs. Money, politics and the exploitation of our young athletes. This is disgusting.

[...] He’s a using behind from North Atlanta High School who has been committed to Alabama for scarcely a year though was told by Nick Saban this weekend that he can’t pointer with a Crimson Tide until……Read the Full Article at: http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/01/16/update-justin-taylor-looking-at-options-after-being-told-... [...]

Really?

January 17th, 2012
5:58 am

Kid sits out a year with a blown knee, medical staff determines he won’t be in track to play in the fall, but Saban still finds a way to let the kid keep his full ride. Pritchett acts like ‘Bama should have treated the early commit like a guaranteed investment; bro, college sports is a business and if you can’t hold up your end by playing, then you aren’t owed anything. But keep on hating on Saban if it makes you feel better – guess you’ll be okay with no one else of merit offering this kid a scholly.

tenn.DAWG

January 17th, 2012
6:23 am

My question is,after this and all the other crap Saban has pulled,how could a coach or a parent send their son to be not just coached but taught life lessons under this a$$ clown.Beyond belief.

RedandBlackDawg

January 17th, 2012
6:33 am

really.
Do you honestly think that’s all this is a kid getting his feelings hurt or something because he has to wait a year. Man, you just don’t get it. This kid was promised that Alabama would get him employed while he wait to get that scholarship, (illegal). Saban would supposedly sign a letter guaranteeing him a scholarship, that isn’t even legally binding. He knew about the actions, he was going to take back in August but waiting until less than 3 weeks from signing day to tell the kid, (dishonest at best). These kids are suppose to be getting some life lessons from the coaches as well. What has this kid learned from Saban?

slydog

January 17th, 2012
6:42 am

What’s funny to me is if this was a healthy kid, and Saban pulled this stunt (which he will with at least 2 more players), you would still defend this crap. As soon as TJ Yeldon flipped, Saban should have had the respect enough to call Justin Taylor ad his coach/guardian. There is simply no excuse for waiting two weeks before signing day to inform him of this decision. And then your excuse is basically, Taylor should have protected himself and shopped around. But you get all upset when kids take all of their visits and continue the recruiting process. This situation is pathetic and it stinks. The NCAA and/or the SEC should immediately institute a de-commitment phase for recruits and schools well before signing day. The best thing to do is push signing day back to April 1. There is a much larger and more important social issue here, but since this is a sports blog, I won’t bring it up. The truly educated and conscience thinkers should already know. But I understand it though; why have a hurt player rehabbing on the state’s dime? So that means Taylor may need to sign with a home state school, so he can rehab on our dime. I have no problem with that.

Straight Jacket

January 17th, 2012
6:46 am

Alabam will find you a job and give you a car if you will shut up! Saban or the Bear are no different…both are cheats! Find a school that cares about YOU kid and not the Satan that you are dealing with!!!

slydog

January 17th, 2012
6:48 am

Saban is the absolute best coach in college football and he may go down as if not the greatest, one of the greatest to ever coach in the modern, scholarship limit era. But he is a scum bag and he lacks morals. This mentality is the same reason our economy is in shambles. Presidents don’t create jobs, businesses do. They gave Americans all these extra benefits on their jobs, made them too expensive, found cheaper labor overseas to exploit, and shipped the jobs overseas. Then gave everybody a mortgage knowing they were shipping those same jobs people were using to qualify for a mortgage in the first place, overseas!!! My point is, there may be a bottom line to everything, but do the means justify the ends? We are talking about human beings versus bottom line results folks.

Blackoutanyone?

January 17th, 2012
7:30 am

Redandblackdawg…. NCAA rule 13.2.3.3 After Completion of Senior Year. An institution may arrange for employment or employ any prospective student-athlete (regardless of athletics award winner status), provided the employment does not begin prior to the completion of the prospective student-athlete’s senior year in high school. (See Bylaw 13.12.1.5.1.)

Get off your sister and ask her to read this to you.

Blackoutanyone?

January 17th, 2012
7:44 am

Crimson Crush… great post. I find it comical when a rival fan posts a link to oversigning.com and chalk that up to uninformed ignorance. But when a news paper reporter links that web site as a “source”, I’m just blown away. I could tell at first glance this article was a one sided spin job done to push the Georgia agenda. Not a single follow up question asking who was still recruiting this kid after his knee surgery. Though Bama has stuck with the kid and asked him to delay his arrival for 6 months to heal properly the entire article is spun as though Bama cut him all together. I would prefer to advice a prospect earlier of his situation but how do I know what medical information was made available to the coaching staff and when it was made available. What it all boils down to…. when your on top everyone wants to take their shots. AJC is no different. As a Bama fan… I’m ok with that.

Recruiting | MrSEC.com

January 17th, 2012
7:50 am

[...] coach and legal guardian, Stanley Pritchett, who played fullback in the NFL for nine years.“I’m disappointed,” Pritchett told the AJC. “I’m disappointed with the whole process. If a kid [...]

whoz53

January 17th, 2012
7:54 am

Recruits – Coaches play the same game. Both keep each other dangling from the end of a string. Most athletes have 10-20 offers and they take the 5 visits. The coaches have their priority list numbered 1-5. Athletes are getting BAD advice from a plethora of sources. They should take this advice. GET in, Where you FIT in. College recruiters are like PIMPS working the streets.

Dap01

January 17th, 2012
7:56 am

Why does the NCAA let Saban thumb his nose at the rules? He is slime.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
7:56 am

Blackoutanyone?
January 17th, 2012
7:30 am

“Get off your sister and ask her to read this to you.”

Ha ha, good one. Imagine an Alabama fan telling that to someone else. On second thought it makes perfect sense. After all, they are experts on the subject.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
7:58 am

Blackoutanyone?
January 17th, 2012
7:44 am

Dude, you are without a clue if you think Carvell pushes a Georgia agenda.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:00 am

Blackoutanyone?
January 17th, 2012
7:44 am

You are without a clue if you think Carvell pushes a Georgia agenda. That’s laughable, really.

Blackoutanyone?

January 17th, 2012
8:08 am

Grinch… Yep… just got off your sister ;-)

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:10 am

Blackoutanyone?
January 17th, 2012
8:08 am

I don’t have a sister, but my neighbor has some goats. Ewwwww, the mental image.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:11 am

Blackoutanyone?
January 17th, 2012
7:44 am

Only a clueless individual would think c a r v e l l has a “Georgia agenda”.

Doc

January 17th, 2012
8:11 am

Ah- life in the semi pro league we affectionately call the SEC

Blackoutanyone?

January 17th, 2012
8:15 am

Dodgerdawg… let me clear up a misconception for you. You don’t know WTH your talking about. Your post is nothing more than a bunch of numbers you came up with by looking over a roster. lol Saban doesn’t release the numbers you seem to think you have.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:17 am

Blackoutanyone?
January 17th, 2012
8:15 am

Better yet, Saban has even been quoted saying he doesn’t know how many scholarship athletes are even on the team. :shock:

7576DAWG

January 17th, 2012
8:23 am

Blackoutanyone?
As per the bylaw you posted, If Taylor stay’s in Georgia to work and rehab how can he be a full time student at Alabama at the same time to be considered a STUDENT athlete? Even if he can use a loophole and Alabama can find him a job as long as he is a STUDENT ,in Georgia at a JR college ,I would think he still has to take a full load of 10 or 12 hours but I would interpret the bylaw to mean the college that is finding you the job is allowed to do so only if you are a full time STUDENT there. Since you are not on a scholarship the student will have to pay his first semester himself so the college is allowed to find him a job to help HIM pay for the cost .

RedandBlackDawg

January 17th, 2012
8:24 am

Blackoutanyone,

You are one disgusting individual. That sister crap tell me you aren’t much more than a low life. You truly don’t warrant a comment back but I am lowering myself to give you one. real guts behind a computer and all you do is talk. I am 63 years old, have an education you would envy, but could never get, and I try and respect most people, even the idiots, but you my friend, stand alone as one of the few, I could no more respect in person than I do on this blog. Go to Al.com and find some Auburn fans to insult. You can’t possibly insult me, simply because I am so far above you and have accomplished so much more than you ever will in life. As evidenced by all of the time you spend on the UGA blog, you must not have or have had a job, and you live vicariously through the lives of a bunch of college kids playing football, and little else. I am done with the likes of you. You and your ilk are not worthy of the energy it takes for me to use a keypad to answer your stupid, idiotic comments.

Blackoutanyone?

January 17th, 2012
8:26 am

Grinch… I’ve posted here for several years. Chip Towers was a HOMER. He never tried to hide it and turned this gig into the UGA beat. MC has always maintained some since of equality and seemed to use this blog as a celebration if you will for Georgia High School football. It has always been about the kids. UGA has not always had great news in regards to in state recruiting these past few years and when it is reported by MC everyone thinks he is out to get UGA. This article is so one sided that it is hard to not believe the intention was to lay an agenda. This is Justin Taylor’s twitter from last night. “Man I did not DECOMMIT from Alabama!! For everyone who wanted to know. I hate when people twist my words up. I talked to enough analyst not talking to anymore!!!”

Michael Carvell

January 17th, 2012
8:27 am

@BlackoutAnyone? Justin Taylor was upset over another report by an Alabama media outlet that said he would not enroll at Alabama. He said that was false and he’s still committed to Alabama.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:32 am

Blackoutanyone?
January 17th, 2012
8:26 am

UGA cannot use this kid – we have enough RBs. Again, C a r v e l l (I’m spacing between this name because my first three attempts using his name were blocked) is hardly a UGA homer. If you think he is then you must also think Finebaum is an Auburn homer.

Whiskey Breath

January 17th, 2012
8:35 am

With a ACL injury, the kid can not compete. It takes at least 2 years. Rehab for another year then make a decision. The injury is just too serious.

Dekalb Fan

January 17th, 2012
8:42 am

Some of you dumb ass Alabama fans know Saban is not a good man. Saban has won some titles but life is more than cheating and lying your way to the top. The parents of any kid being treated this way would be highly upset. The kid has been committed for almost a year. Georgia tried to get him to come to UGA even after he committed to Bama. Saban is hoping he finds another school. People college football is not the NFL , so let’s start treating the kids like student atheletes .

Blackoutanyone?

January 17th, 2012
8:45 am

blacknreddawg…. sorry gotta run but please know I was just joking. take .00009% of what i post to heart. again joking… didn’t mean to offend.

RedandBlackDawg

January 17th, 2012
8:46 am

Whiskey breath,
If a team has an opening with not having filled out their allotted recruits for the year, do you think they might try and sign him, red shirt him, and let him rehab at the facilities at the college. Is this kid going to have star potential. UGA has done this with a couple of athletes and it seems like the kid soon forgets about the deal he got like in the big OL, that transferred from UGA and went to VA. because he disagreed with the strength and conditioning coach.
Not knowing a lot about this kid, is he the type of player that would benefit and warrant a coach taking a chance on him like that? It appears he still has a way to go, to be ready yet. His support is coming from his legal Guardian and coach, so I hope he gets a break since, he appears to have been short changed a little in life so far, and maybe a good break is all this kid needs to get going in life.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:47 am

Whiskey Breath
January 17th, 2012
8:35 am

Didn’t Thomas Brown come back at UGA in less than a year after injuring his knee?

LakeDawg

January 17th, 2012
8:47 am

HG

January 17th, 2012
8:48 am

The young man should be contacting as many universities as possible right now for a more suitable choice. He needs to consider who has his best interest and who seriously wants him. A student athlete’s college experience should be an enjoyable time, not one built on deceit.

Saban Never Sleeps

January 17th, 2012
8:51 am

Shouldn’t you leg humpers focus your concerns on your own inept program? early 4 Ten on why uga will not win the SEC.

4. Richt has trouble monitoring team activities from his tanning bed
3. Offseason training and discpline are always confused with scooter riding and alcohol and weed consumption.
2. Spurrier, Miles and Saban still coach in the league
1. Bobo is still offensive coordinator.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:53 am

“Saban Never Sleeps”….proudly supporting Alabama Football since 2009.

BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

DawginLex

January 17th, 2012
9:02 am

I am profoundly shocked that this goes on at Alabama after heaing from countless Tide folks denying it ever occurs.

I TOLD YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Satan Sabin

January 17th, 2012
9:04 am

Well, after all , I am called Satan Sabin, the bald faced liar so what should a kid expect from me? Serves them right for ever believing me. Once a liar, always a lying SOB.

Tell It Like It Is

January 17th, 2012
9:06 am

College football is a business and this kid got caught up in it. He should rehab the knee and move on to another team if someone makes an offer. I would not wait around another year for Alabama unless no other team wants him. His chances of playing at Alabama are very remote.

RedandBlackDawg

January 17th, 2012
9:07 am

And Saban is still on a blog spouting his same old tired dogma. Why don’t you go over to Al.Com and argue and insult Auburn fans. They seem to hold up their end of the bargain pretty well, and enjoy your charade where as , on here, you are considered nothing more than the childish person you obviously are. Isn’t it time for your school bus to take you to school yet? Surely you can’t be an adult and acting like this.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

January 17th, 2012
9:08 am

UGA fans…I LOL. You cull more players at Clark County Jail and have more arrrest than any team other than UF! You bet your sweet ash this blogger is giving the preacher man some help with Foster and any other kids in GA but that is fine. Nick made a mistake in this one and that mistake was not telling the kid back in the fall that he would be a greyshirt once he hurt the knee. Even if he wasn’t hurt he would be a redshirt at Bama this fall and be #9 on the RB dept chart at best. The kid and Mom and Dad need to stepback from the phone and take a deep breath and consider going the greyshirt route once everyone gets out of their ear. It’s only 4 months longer than normal. He is not an early entry. If he had a friend that was a great player then the preacher man would sign him but Nick doesn’t play that game. Cry me a river puppies and you do it so well. I hope Bama wins the west and you punks the east for Saban will not call of the dogs this time around. There is actual hate between the staffs now based on garners and richts thug recruiting methods. Screw uga…even BYU has a trophy since UGA…LOL

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
9:10 am

Good knee or bad knee, Taylor became expendable to Mulligan U when they flipped Yeldon from his Auburn commit.

This from Scout: Yeldon, #8 RB in country. Taylor, #49 RB in country. As I said, good knee or bad, Taylor was a dead man walking for the tide.

DawginLex

January 17th, 2012
9:11 am

Screw you wet willie for being a big baby and sitting behind a keyboard and calling coach Richt a preacherman when you would never have the guts to do it to his face.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
9:13 am

Wet Willie…keep on smiling
January 17th, 2012
9:08 am

“…based on garners and richts thug recruiting methods”

BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Classic.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
9:16 am

“Wet Willie…keep on smiling”….a proud, and loud, tide fan since 2009.

BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Coach

January 17th, 2012
9:21 am

Some of you blog people are seriously ignorant. First lets commend Coach Pritchett for taking this kid in and being his guardian, that says a lot. If you guys are really reading this, he is allowing the kid to make his own decision but he is also offering his own opinion for him to really think about it. Coach Pritchett if you are reading this, continue to do a great job with the kids as you have been doing, you are really making a difference and giving back to the community in which you came from.

[...] SEC, Saban, Must be Stopped. Here is an updated article that says the kid may sign elsewhere: UPDATE: Justin Taylor still pledged to Alabama for 2013 but considering options | AJC College Sports… __________________ ___________________________ ​​Q. *Do you ever worry about [...]

RedandBlackDawg

January 17th, 2012
9:27 am

Wet Willie,
Since his coach is his legal guardian, I don’t think his mom and dad are not contributing much to this kids life, so you need to sit down and read, before commenting with your same old poop. Dry your willie while you are at it. It’s cold outside and no one wants to see you catch a cold, while going to school. You might infect fellow students.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
9:29 am

RedandBlackDawg
January 17th, 2012
9:27 am

“Dry your willie while you are at it.”

LOL!!! Wished I would have come up with that one.

DawginLex

January 17th, 2012
9:29 am

This kid is too smart to go to alabama anyway. He wants a real education.

You know how some schools offer a degree in Housing or Housing Management?

At Bama it’s just called “Trailers”

UGA Insider

January 17th, 2012
9:35 am

Big trouble for Bama if it is discovered that they tried to find this kid a job. He said yesterday in his interview that Bama did. I forwarded yesterdays article to my friend in Indianapolis who works for the NCAA. He said he was going to forward it to compliance.

John

January 17th, 2012
9:36 am

I am sure any fan posting on this would gladly swap to have 2 titles in the last 3 years. Some, UGA, have not won a title in 30 years. I expect this though. It comes with the territory. The AJC will continue to poke and try to make this look as bad as possible so their team can try to keep up. It ain’t happening. Roll Tide!

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
9:39 am

John
January 17th, 2012
9:36 am

So you’re saying the AJC is bashing Mulligan U so they can prop up UGA? The AJC propping up UGA? BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

bucket

January 17th, 2012
9:43 am

This is why allowing kids to give a verbal commitment as sophomores and juniors is so crazy. You know that Saban and staff pushed Taylor to give a verbal so he could “lock-in” his scholarship. He was their 7th commitment and now because he is injured he no longer has a spot in this class. So much for looking a kid in the eye and giving his word. If it is all about the kid and Saban had his best interest at heart he would bring him in and let him rehab the knee while attending classes to get his education. Where could Taylor get better rehab while attending classes? I would have no problem with this situation if Saban got in on the kid late and offered him a grayshirt for next year, that’s what UGA did with Ward last year. But Saban and his staff were on this kid early and now they are trying to wiggle out of their commitment to an 18 year old kid.

RxDawg

January 17th, 2012
9:49 am

It sure would be great if some of Bama’s “#1 class” would see this and protest by going elsewhere, but I really doubt that will happen. 18 yo kids have the mindset that “oh well, it’l never happen to me”.

I’d wager the nerds will be all over this guy.

This type of recruiting is going to come back to bite Saban, especially has it becomes more aware in the media. I think this is a big reason that UGA got Jordan Jenkins too. Once Saban sees he’s having trouble getting recruits because they caught wind of this story, he’ll probably move on to another coaching gig. When the going get’s rough, take another job for more money. That’s the Saban and Urban way!

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
9:49 am

Well, fellow Bloggers pat your selves on the back. I think the kid read the article. He saw the SMART posts about how he was getting screwed and need to be in school next season. I am thinking He chatted with Coach/Dad and said we need to think about this.

To you BAMA fans posting Stupid comments about this situation being Good, Fair, and Just need to Shut up.

Tidal Wave

January 17th, 2012
9:53 am

All you jealous, ignorant UGA fans need to lighten up. CNS is following the rules and will sign no more than 25 schollies this year. If thirty players committ, the bottom 5 know that they will have to wait until next year, unless there are another 25 in the 2013 class that are ranked higher. At that time, they are welcome to shop around and play at some second tier schools like UGA, Clemson, etc. Don’t hate us because we have won more NC’s in last three years than you have since WWII. LOL.

GADawg92

January 17th, 2012
9:54 am

If the knee is an issue, why wouldn’t Saban want the kid on campus so their doctors can monitor his rehab?

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
9:54 am

RxDwag STFU……Why wouldn’t Tech call the kid and Check his game film. If UGA didn’t have all your RB slots full the Dwags would be all over him too.
If you think players will STOP wanting to play for BAMA you need a Dr. Bama is Bama with HISTORY and a Tradition of winning Championships. Kids will still be lining up to play for Saban and the Tide.

foothills

January 17th, 2012
9:58 am

Don’t look for anything to be said ’bout this by ESPN or the NCAA. They both pimp the SEC. However, as much as I like to bash on Richt and his staff, I will say that he seems to be honest with his kids. As mentioned earlier, I wonder who the next Bama commit is that will be Taylored. Hope this works out for the best for the young man.

GADawg92

January 17th, 2012
10:05 am

@foothills – Me too since they have 27 commits.

To all the Bama fans, can’t fault Saban since he isn’t breaking the rules in place. However, it doesn’t make what he’s doing right to these kids. If he cares so much about them as he says, he would not do this type of stuff constantly. The guy wins and is a great coach so can’t fault him if he isn’t breaking any rules. But if this was your son, would you love Saban so much with his championships?

The rules need to change and football needs an early signing period like basketball.

Funny Bama Fans

January 17th, 2012
10:26 am

You just have to laugh at the Bama fans. One little connotation that Saban perhaps didn’t handle a situation with a recruit the best way, and all of a sudden they start crying like little school girls. They whine about how the AJC has an agenda against them(yeah, right), or every other school is jealous that they don’t have 14 NC(whatever). They even go as far as blaming other commits that back out at the last moment as justification for Saban’s actions. Thing is, this kid never looked at any other schools, and even stayed committed after Saban was double talking him.

In yesterday’s article St.Saban was committed to Taylor, but he just happen to be #26 out of 25. He just wanted to bring him in 2013. Heck, he’ll even sign a paper and get him a job! It’s a good thing this kid came to senses. Now he has hurry and find a new school.

Bama fans sure can dish it out, but arrogance gives them a thin skin

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
10:29 am

Funny Bama Fans
January 17th, 2012
10:26 am

“Bama fans sure can dish it out, but arrogance gives them a thin skin”

Arrogance or ignorance? :cool:

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
10:36 am

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
10:39 am

Mulligan U fans, I guess when you stump break cows and date your sister this type of behaviour is considered acceptable.

http://deadspin.com/5876249/an-alabama-fan-teabagged-a-passed+out-and-now-supposedly-dead-lsu-fan-at-the-bourbon-street-krystal/

John

January 17th, 2012
10:39 am

So it is ok for the kid to change at the last minute when you were counting on him but not the school. I see.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
10:44 am

So, Mulligan U fans, you win a MNC and when you go to celebrate this is what comes to mind?

http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2012/01/alabama-fan-teabags-alleged-dead-lsu-fan-on-bourbon-street-video/

Oh yeah, and this from the biggest Mulligan U hack of all, Finebaum:

“I’m not gonna come down too harshly on my fellow Alabamians,” Finebaum said. “This rivalry’s already as intense as any in college football. Is this going to make it even more intense?”

Even when a crime is committed this loser just wants it to go away.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
10:48 am

John
January 17th, 2012
10:39 am

Typical response from a Mulligan U homer. Equate the actions of a 17year old high school kid with those of a 40 something coach of a major college program. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Joplin

January 17th, 2012
10:57 am

Truly disgusting. Every year I watch less and less college football because it just gets worse and worse. Maybe next year I can limit myself to watching less than 10 games all season. HOnestly, why don’t they just send the SEC West off to their own little conference. Add Mizzou in the EAst and bring in Clemson or something.

John

January 17th, 2012
10:57 am

Yeah. I am sure it only happens at Bama. USC, LSU, ND, UF, etc. would sign a guy with a bum knee when they already had a 5 star RB. Sure! You just keep believing that.

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

January 17th, 2012
10:57 am

@DawginLex… where were you the day after the 2012 Capitol One Bowl ?????

analogy...

January 17th, 2012
11:00 am

I agree to sell you a computer monitor for $50. On the way to your house for delivery, the monitor gets cracked. Am I still obligate to buy the broken monitor?

Now after they sign a scholarship, the schools do need to give the kids the full five years even if they suck at football.

The General Feeling

January 17th, 2012
11:02 am

Bama would shoot him if he were a horse. That’s just business on the Football Plantation, folks.

Cdpridg

January 17th, 2012
11:07 am

How we roll in Alabammer…and all anybody needs to no is Roll Tide

Cdpridg

January 17th, 2012
11:11 am

5150…these kids line up to play for Saban…could.careless what Bear Bryant did in the 60s and 70s…secondly son…this kid is not going to yake 5 syeps down the ladder to come play with man boobs and his high school offense…go recruit a 2 star chumps

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
11:12 am

cdpridg…………since you are a MORON and can’t PROVE the crap you say here is a link.
http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/2009/11/25/tech-fans-giggle-while-uga-fans-say-shut-up-and-deal/

• Georgia fans still can’t get over Tech putting the score of last year’s Georgia game on their Coastal Division co-championship rings. Tech fans still can’t get over Georgia players selling SEC championship rings on eBay.

DawginLex

January 17th, 2012
11:13 am

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

January 17th, 2012
10:57 am
@DawginLex… where were you the day after the 2012 Capitol One Bowl ?????

************

In my house. Why do you care about a bowl that SC played in??????????????

You are too stupid to be a college football fan.

Oh yeah, I forgot, you are a Updyke

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

January 17th, 2012
11:13 am

@John:

“UGA have not won a title in 30 years”. UGA has won 2 SEC titles and 6 SEC East titles in the past 11 years. Your Red Elephants not only didn’t win their Conference, they didn’t even win their Division but politics got them another shot which was good because Red Elephant Turd fans and Saban The Dwarf would still be jumping up and down and screaming “Best 2 of 3, Best 2 of 3, Best 2 of 3″.
or precisely the opposite of what that doublewide dwelling Saban was shouting in 2007 when he said a team that did not win their conference(UGA) should not play for the NC. We have come to expect this type behavior from all you inbreds.

DawginLex

January 17th, 2012
11:14 am

Cdpridg

January 17th, 2012
11:07 am
How we roll in Alabammer…and all anybody needs to no is Roll Tide

********************

Yep, we see that Bama education. We see you. Loud and clear.

LOL

John

January 17th, 2012
11:16 am

I did not realize UGA fans were satisfied with just SEC Championships and not National Championships. I guess that is the world UGA lives in now. That mighty SEC East. Sorry!

Flo-Ri-Duh

January 17th, 2012
11:18 am

I hope that the three commits to Saban from the state of Georgia think about this. Saban screwed their brother, he screwed the Dolphins, he screwed LSU and he will screw them if it benefits SABAN. To the comments from Ellis above I say you are wrong. Saban is not just unethical he is immoral and what he is doing is a violation of the rules. Saban SIGNED 33 more players than UGA during the last 4 years. This is an unfair advantage. Maybe he is not such a great coach but a great manipulator of the system. The 25 rule came about because of Saban.

John

January 17th, 2012
11:19 am

Also, if you have that video of Saban saying that please post it. Not even ESPN could produce it so 100% sure he did not say it.

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
11:20 am

DiLex cpdridg is a Dwag fan he was being sarcastic I think.

John

January 17th, 2012
11:22 am

USC Gamecocks signed the same amount of players that UGA did and still beat UGA what 3 of 4 years? What’s your point?

DawginLex

January 17th, 2012
11:22 am

sorry cpdridg

Been over on the UGA blog bashing GTBob and his neanderthal thoughts regarding our student athletes.

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
11:29 am

DiLex now you didn’t just post that did you?
You called Dwag players student athletes? I am sure you slipped in your typing. I sure you meant ATHLETE students. LOL

Cdpridg

January 17th, 2012
11:32 am

It is cool DawginLex….we have 2 fanbases…polar opposites….the nerds and the updykes. Love the reaction when u pull their chain. The difference is you dont always get a reaction from a Bammer because they can’t read. The nerd…a bait of envy…works everytime. Yep 5150…It is Great to Be A Georgia Bulldog!

DawginLex

January 17th, 2012
11:34 am

Nah. It was correctly worded.

GTBob is convinced that Mason stayed in school because of the following:

1.)He likes to party
2.)He is satisfied being 4th string
3.)Richt is a liar, bigger one than Saban

He is so easy to destroy because all of his spew is based on UGA hatred with no facts.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
11:37 am

John
January 17th, 2012
11:16 am

Don’t you need to be trolling Krystals to see if there is another fan to assault?

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
11:40 am

cpdridg…you can’t read so great either. Why no response to the RING post? You are a MORON posting things as FACT. Try again.

Dilex i just think Mason is just making a Bad Career Choice. He could go and sit out somewhere and get a REAL shot at the Starting QB job. I don’t see Mason getting a fair shot. It is 3/4 Murray’s team and unless he leaves after next year I don’t understand MASON letting LeMay get the #2 QB job for a year.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
11:46 am

5150 UOAD
January 17th, 2012
11:40 am

” i just think Mason is just making a Bad Career Choice. ”

Hmm, let’s see. He thought about his options, conferred with his parents, and met with the coaches before deciding to red shirt and return. Guess he should have contacted you as well, right?

Bama Aaron

January 17th, 2012
11:47 am

Sour grape Georgia people on here. Could Saban have told him sooner?, Yes. But did he do him wrong? No. The young man still has an offer for next year and he can rehab his knee more. Bottom line is 2 out of 3 BCS titles, so I’d say CNS is doing something right. :-)

Bama Mike

January 17th, 2012
11:51 am

More breaking news. Georgia Defense Coordinator Todd Grantham currently working on a contract extension is set to announce that he is no longer a candidate for night shift manager at Dunkin Doughnuts located in Conyers.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
11:51 am

Bama Aaron
January 17th, 2012
11:47 am

But you cannot say with certainty that Saban won’t pull his scholly next year either.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
11:52 am

Bama Mike
January 17th, 2012
11:51 am

Lame, just lame, Mulligan U fan.

Don’t you need to be trolling Krystals to see if there is another fan to assault or looking for trees to poison?

DodgerDAWG

January 17th, 2012
11:54 am

@Blackoutanyone…Unfortunately I do know what I am talking about. There is this crazy think called research. ANYONE can go back and look at the roster and then find the date that each individual player signed an LOI. With a little research you can find anything. If Alabama is not ashamed of what they are doing, if there are not questions with the way Alabama utilizes Roster Management, if Alabama is not afraid of questions that will arise out of their abuse of the NCAA rules; why don’t they release the numbers like 119 other FBS schools.
@ The Grinch…Saban not knowing how many athletes are on scholarship is about as factual as Alabama standing up to it promise it made to Justin Taylor when he hurt his knee.

Flo-Ri-Duh

January 17th, 2012
11:55 am

Saban was not expecting T.J. Yellin to flip from Auburn to Bama and he knew he was already over the limit when he accepted his commit. Yellin was a higher rate RB than Taylor. Since Saban always does what benefits Saban rather than keep his word he got rid of Tayor. Saban is still 2 over the limit but he is still recruiting. Some more of these current commits will be replaced if he finds some one better. Yes he will end up with 25 since now he has to but the way he gets there is unethical and immoral. Taylor’s injury was not the reason he was replaced. He was replaced because Saban found someone better. The injury was just Saban’s excuse. Saban broke his contract with LSU and with the Dolphins. Why should he change now? He can’t be trusted. The three current commits to Saban from Georgia should realize that Saban screwed their brother and if he finds it to his advantage they will get the same. They should reconsider their commitment and realize that they still have options. I would go with someone I can trust.

Burma Shave

January 17th, 2012
11:58 am

On any day
Ending in Y
Coach Nick Saban
Will tell a lie

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

January 17th, 2012
11:59 am

Bammers deny it
Cause he wins
Yet won’t admit
To all the sins

Burma Shave

Bama Mike

January 17th, 2012
11:59 am

Grinch, just wanted to throw something out there and see who would lower themselves and respond.

RedandBlackDawg

January 17th, 2012
11:59 am

BANG!!!!!!!!! That was the door getting slammed in Saban’s face by another Georgia high school coach, as Saban or his assistants came to see another highly rated Georgia high school kid. Saban has really done a nice thing for UGA as he has now helped their recruiting effort and made it easier. One less, out of state raider trying to clean out the talent in Georgia. Thanks coach.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
12:03 pm

Bama Mike
January 17th, 2012
11:59 am

Mulligan U fans are known for their willingness “to throw something out there”. Just ask the LSU fan that was assaulted by a Mulligan U fan when he threw something (his di_k) out there. And no remorse from the Mulligan U heirachy. Even Feinbaum is turning his head. Classy, just……classy.

Bama Mike

January 17th, 2012
12:22 pm

Grinch, Why were you gazing at his johnson. Envy noted.

Bill Stanfill

January 17th, 2012
12:31 pm

Saban obviously wants the kid to go elsewhere.

This kid will never go to the University of Alabama on a football scholarship.

J, T.

January 17th, 2012
12:46 pm

Good luck Justin whatever you decide. Best served at BAMA but might have
a chance to play sooner at a less competitive school. Red shirts or grey shirts
are tough but all colleges do one or the other. Not much difference in the two if
you are injured it. Do I feel Saban handled this situation as well as he should ?
No but I still believe Bama is the best place for Justin. College coaching is a
tough business and coaches all make some tough decisions and mistakes
including Coach Richt.

tenn.DAWG

January 17th, 2012
12:56 pm

Lets hope Mike Slive and the NCAA grow a pair and end this lying and cheating that is so blatant at some schools like bammer.

Flo-Ri-Duh

January 17th, 2012
1:12 pm

Saban has 3 other RB’s committed … didn’t need Taylor. Saban looks after Saban. NCAA is like the government : dumb and slow to react. Saban is currently 2 commits over the limit and looking for more. He will keep the best 25 and discard the rest. Commits be nervous.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
1:18 pm

Bama Mike
January 17th, 2012
12:22 pm

The only one talking about “gazing” at someone’s johnson is you. You’re a Mulligan U fan so I expected nothing else.

LBG

January 17th, 2012
1:20 pm

Enter your comments here

Richt for President

January 17th, 2012
1:20 pm

Sheldon Dawson just said that UGA is the team to beat for his services according to Jamie Newberg @ espn – http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/ncfrecruiting/southeast/post?id=2256

Blackoutanyone?

January 17th, 2012
1:23 pm

Dogerdawg… If you would please share your source of information regarding the number of scholarship athletes on the Bama football team. You are the man… media all over the country have been unable to obtain such information yet here is a guy on a recruiting blog with the goods. I suppose u know how many have parents who are footing the bill, how many underclassmen will turn pro, how many have not practiced with the team for months etc. Surely you have access to these kids grades and know who will quality and what not…

Roll Bama

January 17th, 2012
1:27 pm

Saban is already loaded with talent—with the #1 recruiting class coming in, Bama will be dominating the SEC for years. Look for title #15 in 2012 or 2013!!!

YappingDawg

January 17th, 2012
1:30 pm

We’re gonna do this, we’re gonna do that, blah,blah, blah!. Thirty-one and counting.

Go Ifs!

Saban Rules!

January 17th, 2012
1:31 pm

Nick Saban–best coach in SEC history behind Bear Bryant! 3 BCS titles, 2 of 3 with more to come! Chump ga fans are stuck with the mediocre mark richt–he only has 2 fluke SEC titles when bama was down.

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
1:37 pm

@Roll Bama you are just lucky you don’t have to face the Dwags. If you had to play the Dwags during the regular season you would not make it to the DOME. The DWAGS will be BCS MNC in 2012.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
1:40 pm

Saban Rules!
January 17th, 2012
1:31 pm

Yeah, man, you sure showed us. Party time for you Mulligan U fans at the Krystal!!!!!

Happy Warrior

January 17th, 2012
1:45 pm

I wish this kid the best.
It will happen again, Saban does not care about any of these kids. All they are to him is pawns. Is al about HIM.

Blackoutanyone?

January 17th, 2012
1:46 pm

5150 UOAD… Post of the year!! Lol

liedtoo!

January 17th, 2012
1:48 pm

Happy….
I agree, And before anyone comments, my son is at UofA. I’ve heard his lines, or should I say lies!

Blackoutanyone?

January 17th, 2012
1:58 pm

MC… This is your blog and I won’t argue with you as to who Justin Taylor was refering to on his twitter, but this goes back to what we talked about in the past. Questions that bait 17 year old kids into getting the comments to push the writers view/agenda. Saban can’t speak of an individual prospect at this time so to present one side of the story the way you did was surprising to me. This is painted as though Saban kicked the kid to the curb when he had multiple offers waiting and I understand that not to be the case. To link oversigning.com, well your better than that IMO. Do I completely agree with the way it was handled…no. But thanks to this article we only have one side of the story… mostly from the view point of a highly emotional gaurdian. But anyway keep up the good work… Roll Tide!!!

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
2:06 pm

Question for all Saban worshippers (and yes, you must get off your knees to answer):

Do you think Taylor will the the only recruit discarded by Saban in the 2012 class?

Sajen

January 17th, 2012
2:40 pm

Attention subscribers to overreaction dot com…. If Georgia could recruit at the same level as Alabama they would be doing (if they already aren’t anyways) the same exact thing. You can’t tell me that if Richt was sitting with 25 commitments come National Signing Day and Dorial Green-Beckham (the nation’s consensus #1 recruit) decided at the last minute he wanted to sign with Georgia… that Richt would apologize and tell him his class was full. If you believe otherwise, I’m sorry, you are lying to yourself. And don’t give the “Richt would never do that because he would have left a spot open for any potential blue chip commitments.” I’m not talking about blue chip commitments he’s awaiting on National Signing Day… I’m talking unexpected. Richt would take Green-Beckham in a New York minute while reviewing his current commit list to decide who was getting the bad news.

The issue here is that Georgia is recruiting at the same level as Saban and Bama and so this scenario is unlikely… but with Bama it happens often. I’m not a Bama fan (actually a Tech fan) but I get tired of the Dawg fans thinking they are holier than thou on a whole ‘nother level morally. Give me a break.

Sajen

January 17th, 2012
2:44 pm

I meant Georgia is NOT recruiting at the same level as Bama FYIW…. losers!

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
2:46 pm

Sajen
January 17th, 2012
2:44 pm

You screw up your rant and then call others “losers”. BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Sajen

January 17th, 2012
2:51 pm

Grinch… Having to make myself clear did diminish it a bit but the point was made nonetheless!

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
2:58 pm

Sajen
January 17th, 2012
2:51 pm

Just having fun with you, man. But A+ for bringing the passion.

Tide Roll Tide

January 17th, 2012
3:10 pm

The Tide is just reloading with another #1 class. The next BCS title should be 2014 with another mean, nasty D.

atlboi

January 17th, 2012
3:14 pm

Saban you should really laugh at yourself. You are affecting people lives when you lie to them.

Whiners vs. winners

January 17th, 2012
3:45 pm

Whiners will make something out of this; winners understand that to reload you have to make some tough choices. Sorry the kid hurt his knee, but 90% doesn’t contribute at ‘Bama, especially when the ‘Bama staff evaluation says he shoudl be further along. The kid was lucky to get the grayshirt and if decides to cut loose and get something else, then good luck/riddance to him. Haven’t heard too many other schools knockin’ down his door and, by the way, NONE OF THEM ARE 1/2 AS GOOD AS BAMA! RTR!!!

This info will be sent to SEC and NCAA

January 17th, 2012
3:47 pm

Let’s see…Pritchett’s his coach and guardian and sure has a lot to do with the process, but when asked about Taylor’s early commitment to the oversigner, Pritchett begs ignorance. “Was this scenario discussed….?”……”…..I don’t know. I’m not sure how all of this works nowadays.”
Not very good due diligence as coach or guardian.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
3:49 pm

Tide Roll Tide
January 17th, 2012
3:10 pm

So should we avoid Krystals in 2014?

cheaters

January 17th, 2012
3:49 pm

How about the job offer? PROBATION time Bamards.

UA Grad

January 17th, 2012
3:49 pm

Justin, go ahead and think about UGA etc in case you never want to play for the National Championship during your career, and if you don’t mind being drafted in the 8th or 9th round when you head to the NFL.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
3:52 pm

UA Grad
January 17th, 2012
3:49 pm

Also be sure to tell them that UGA has produced more Super Bowl MVPs than any other college. That will surely get them on their knees at Saban’s crotch. :roll:

harold

January 17th, 2012
3:53 pm

HE WILL PLAY FOR BAMA AND NICK SABAN!

they're all bassackwards

January 17th, 2012
3:56 pm

How about worrying about academics and pick a school for that while your rehabbing.

they're all bassackwards

January 17th, 2012
3:57 pm

Your just another number to Nick the Di..

Krystal Restaurant Owners Association

January 17th, 2012
4:04 pm

To all Alabama Football Fans,

Please do not enter any of our restaurants for they are family oriented and we will not tolerate such trash as the Alabama fanbase. Please go somewhere else such as Waffle House if you can afford it. Raping a passed out fan from another school is about as low-class as killing an innocent tree.

Debbie Dooley

January 17th, 2012
4:07 pm

I have a question for all you Bama haters. When is the last time UGA actually won a national championship?

Roll Tide Roll !!!

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
4:12 pm

Debbie Dooley
January 17th, 2012
4:07 pm

Um, let me try to answer your question.

An opponent’s passed-out fan was sexually molested in a Krystal restaurant by a Mulligan U fan (while other Mulligan U fans joyfully watched) more recently than UGA winning a NC.

Did that help? I know my answer is correct, but again, did that help?

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
4:17 pm

Grinch the UA fan was just showing the Bengal Tiger his Long Trunk!

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
4:26 pm

5150 UOAD
January 17th, 2012
4:17 pm

An inmate in a local jail may show the UA fan his longer trunk.

dawgs01

January 17th, 2012
4:26 pm

Georgia just offered dalton santos the number one ranked inside linebacker in the nation he was a tenn. Committ but the coaches who recruited are leaving for washington so he has opened his recruitment back up. He is 6′2” weighed 250 at the under armour game runs 4.6 40 yd dash this could be huge for uga this kid is a four star prospect and a top 150 prospect on espn. Go dawgs check him out he is out of van texas

WHAT?

January 17th, 2012
4:27 pm

that jackass thinks he is running an nfl program. think they should be investigated to see how many of those kids can read. karma is a bitch, saban has his coming. just wait.

happen to tressell, paterno…..saban is next. they alwasy get it bad in the end.

College Sports Fan

January 17th, 2012
4:31 pm

Hey Bama fans, you won nothing. How many downs did you play this year??

I love when bama fans come to this blog and show their class…its great to see the true colors and why they are actually hated. they come here hating on UGA, GT, UF… etc. Thats why they live in Alabama. Enough said….

As if a nat’l champ is the end all to the world. Yea its good, but you live in Alabama.
By the way, most of you prob. didnt go to school there, and NONE of you played football and won shat! Your team may have, but you didnt win anything. Sorry to bust your bubble.

Go home to bamalama, bamards

January 17th, 2012
4:56 pm

You mean Nick the Di.. couldn’t steal a track scholarship to get the kid in? Did he get a case of ethics?

Bama Roll Tide

January 17th, 2012
5:03 pm

Alabama’s gearing up already for a run at title #15 in 2012. #1 recruiting class, tons of top level talent coming back—the Bama D will dominate the SEC and be in the BCS again! Tide Roll!!!

Go home to bamalama, bamards

January 17th, 2012
5:05 pm

Saban ought to be offended all of bamas fans wearing those ugly a$$ plaid hats and clothes….disrespecting current coach. News Flash…Bear The Redneck coach has been dead for almost 30 years.
Maybe it’s time saban moves on to his next stop…it’s been about 5 years. He’s overdue to leave.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
5:06 pm

Bama Roll Tide
January 17th, 2012
5:03 pm

And your fans will continue to dominate drunk patrons in Krystal restaurants. Classy…….reeeeeeeal classy.

Go home to bamalama, bamards

January 17th, 2012
5:07 pm

I wipe my a$$ with a Roll every day!

Gene Jelks

January 17th, 2012
5:12 pm

Blackoutanyone?

Even when Saban has the opportunity to explain his side of stories similar to this, he doesn’t. He chooses to hide behind the “you don’t know our numbers” BS so your argument holds no water. Saban is never going to admit what he’s really doing. Everyone with at least 1/4 of a brain can see it (I’d imagine even most Bama fans though they’ll never acknowledge it).

Mitt Santorum

January 17th, 2012
5:19 pm

Q: What normal guy teabags a drunk guy in a Krystal?

A: A Bama fan/student.

It’s not surprising though considering how “Deliverance” is the official movie of the state of Alabama.

http://deadspin.com/5876249/nsfw-an-alabama-fan-teabagged-a-passed+out-lsu-fan-at-the-bourbon-street-krystal-update

Mitt Santorum

January 17th, 2012
5:22 pm

Dre Kirkpatrick, yet another fine example for Bama, arrested for weed…
http://alabama.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1319798

Roll Damn…uh… Tide…yeah, that’s it!

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
5:23 pm

Here’s what I’ve learned today from Mulligan U fans:

* Mulligan U fans are the worst in the country. They seem to have a huge sense of entitlement.
* Mulligan U fans will excuse any bad decisions and/or behaviour from their coaches as long as they win football games.
* Mulligan U fans measure the value of their being by the success of their football team.
* Mulligan U fans have a totally different concept of why you visit a Krystal restaurant.

Mitt Santorum

January 17th, 2012
5:30 pm

Grinch

Yeah, Bama fans have a totally different definition of the Krystal sackful. I hate to even think about how Bama define a Krystal Steamer Pack to be.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
5:33 pm

Mitt Santorum
January 17th, 2012
5:30 pm

LOL!!!

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
5:43 pm

Mitt Santorum…………the response from the school about the Sexual Video at Krystal………University of Alabama officials are aware of the video and said they will deal with any student found to be involved…….Boy I think I will let the cops do their job and the school should worry about school things.

RentaTrent

January 17th, 2012
5:47 pm

Keep an eye out for his “employment” if he doesn’t sign with another school. UAT has the hookup on new Yukons and Chargers which have been laundered clean.

Mitt Santorum

January 17th, 2012
5:53 pm

5150

Boy you really missed my point.

Mitt Santorum

January 17th, 2012
5:55 pm

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
5:58 pm

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History – at the Funeral Game vs Ga put the Ga program back to the dark ages and will never recover.

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History have the greatest classiest fans – who have a high football IQ

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History – 14 National Champions plus ..22 SEC Conference Tiltes…26 Conference Titles

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History-Nick Saban 2nd Greatest Coach in history

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
5:58 pm

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History says give the teabagger the death penalty

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
6:00 pm

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History embarrassed by Dre today…but nothing like the shame the Ga players have brought to the Ga program

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
6:00 pm

CRIMSON HAMMAH
January 17th, 2012
5:58 pm

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History have the greatest classiest fans…”

BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Go tell that to the Krystal patrons in Louisiana.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
6:01 pm

CRIMSON HAMMAH
January 17th, 2012
6:00 pm

Parole tide parole……

Mitt Santorum

January 17th, 2012
6:02 pm

Most Bama fans don’t even know what “IQ” stands for. If you asked most of them about IQ, they’d probably say something like “Oh, yeah, when we’re done watching (possibly reenacting certain scenes) ‘Deliverance’ let’s go get a blizzard.”

Mitt Santorum

January 17th, 2012
6:04 pm

Alabama Crimson Tide/Committed More NCAA Violations And Faced More NCAA Probation/Sanctions Than Any Football Program in World History.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
6:10 pm

CRIMSON HAMMAH, I fixed your post.

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History – where we have two crystal balls to show and show two balls in Krystal.

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History – where we poison trees and our family tree has but one branch.

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History – 14 National Champions plus ..22 SEC Conference Tiltes (Tiltes??) …26 Conference Titles – and 135 collective teeth in all your fan base.

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History-Nick Saban 2nd Greatest Coach in history who will drop a commit faster quicker than your sister can turn tricks

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
6:21 pm

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History cfb geniuses and the drunk cussed out bama fans and opened the door to a teabagging and the teabagger should get the dp

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
6:23 pm

Ga where the bull dykes rule
Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History the land of beautiful women …ga/au are the toofless

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
6:26 pm

CRIMSON HAMMAH
January 17th, 2012
6:23 pm

I fixed your post again.

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History the land of beautiful goats and cows which Mulligan U fans stump break regularly.

Mitt Santorum

January 17th, 2012
6:30 pm

CRIMSON HAMMAH

You’re just embarrassing yourself at this point. Head back over to the Bama/AU/Finebaum boards where folks sit around debating which of the two programs (Bama & AU) is the dirtiest in the nation and which one is gonna be on probation next. What’s ol’ Harvey Updyke up to these days? Have Bama fans put up a statue of him yet?

Coach Spurrier's Visor

January 17th, 2012
6:41 pm

This is totally about the numbers…trying to squeeze in as many recruits as possible, without breaking NCAA rules. Bringing Taylor in for 2012, but red-shirting him would not only benefit Justin much more than making him stay home as a grey-shirt, but it would benefit Bama in the long run as well. As a RS for ‘12, Justin will be in the Bama program, getting daily attention from team physicians, trainers, and S&C staff……he’ll get to practice with the team in ‘12, go to film study with them, learn from the playbook with them. He’ll be much, much more ready to contribute in 2013 than if he just waited it out at home. Saban is smart enough to know this: he’s just trying to squeeze in as many prospects as he can.

Doesn’t he know that there will be another whole crop of prospects for the ‘13 class? He can only have 85 scholarships on the roster at any one time….

Blackoutanyone?

January 17th, 2012
6:51 pm

Well looks like Dre probably got caught holding someone else’s weed. Happens all the time. Lol
That krystals…lol true story I almost went to jail in there once. They require everyone to purchase an item in order to use the bathroom. 2am the night of bachelor party I wasn’t trying to hear that. So I bought a Damn hamburger to avoid jail. I think that video was doctored. Cant be Bama fans.

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
7:14 pm

Thank God doing what is best interest for kid – summer’s are hell at bama as is 2 a days JT would not be ready and would lose confidence or get re-injured

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
7:15 pm

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History exposing Ga Butthurt to the max

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
7:17 pm

Ga not alone in getting program thrown back to dark ages….Ga only joined AU Miami Fla Texas LSU in that regard…Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
7:20 pm

CRIMSON HAMMAH
January 17th, 2012
7:15 pm

Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History enjoying Butthurt to the max

Saban Never Sleeps

January 17th, 2012
7:25 pm

I see you Leg Humpers are out in force trying to hide your own ineptness through the condemnation of others. The facts are that Bama is a better program and will kick your a@@ if you make the SECCG next year just like LSU did this year. Of course bama then promptly showed LSU who is the Daddy of the SEC. Always has been always will be. You guys are a riot, drink koolaid all year and then whine and moan and blame when REALITY strikes in the fall that you still have a bunch of underachievers and you still have BOBO. What a fricking joke.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:02 pm

Saban Never Sleeps
January 17th, 2012
7:25 pm

“Of course bama then promptly showed LSU who is the Daddy…”

Are you talking about the football team or the guy in Krystal who sexually assaulted the LSU fan?

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:07 pm

Saban Never Sleeps
January 17th, 2012
7:25 pm

And Mulligan U was such an overachieving team that you couldn’t even win your division in the SEC. But of course, you’re Mulligan U.

RedandBlackDawg

January 17th, 2012
8:13 pm

Crimson Hammah,

So Alabama is conducting two a days in the summer. I thought there was a rule governing when a team can have organized practices. You obviously don’t know that during the summer breaks, you can’t have an organized anything for football. Kids can stay and work on their own and players can conduct things as a group, and individuals can work on their own in the weigh rooms as they are allowed, but the coaches can’t be around to coach them. Now don’t you just feel stupid knowing if you were even close to factually right, Alabama would once again be in violation of SEC and NCAA rules. Spring and fall practices are conducted by the coaches because that is legal. I sure hope you aren’t admitting that Alabama does anything illegal. If you are going to boast, at least boast about things that are legal to do.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:25 pm

RedandBlackDawg
January 17th, 2012
8:13 pm

“If you are going to boast, at least boast about things that are legal to do.”

You might want to clarify that comment for him because he may think it’s perfectly legal to continue “dating” his sister.

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
8:36 pm

Grinch Dwags don’t Date their sisters they just MATE with them. That is why the Ugas have been dying so fast the past few years.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:39 pm

5150 UOAD
January 17th, 2012
8:36 pm

By the way, what’s the significance of 5150? Wait, I think I’ve narrowed it down. It’s either the number of MNCs you claim for Mulligan U or the number of schollys Saban has offered the past 4 years.

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
8:41 pm

It is a Van Halen album name and a Police code.

Jonk

January 17th, 2012
8:43 pm

At this point justin taylor needs to find school where he can go to rather than wait now.. i mean now, there is no need for that satanban he doesnt care about you boy.

The Grinch

January 17th, 2012
8:43 pm

5150 UOAD
January 17th, 2012
8:41 pm

Nah, I do believe it’s the MNCs you claim for Mulligan U.

5150 UOAD

January 17th, 2012
8:48 pm

I don’t claim anything for Bama.

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
9:20 pm

NO said hellish summer then hellish 2 a days starting with fall camp which is summer as well

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
9:21 pm

Cudos to Ga for not wanting to get MNC’s b/c Ga is doing a helluva job not getting any

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
9:22 pm

fyi #2 sec > #1 the rest

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
9:23 pm

did not need to be 1 in division – needed to be 1 or 2 in nation – check Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History

The Bear

January 17th, 2012
9:37 pm

Are you Serious! The lead story in the recruiting section of Georgia’s largest newspaper is about an Alabama recruit. And all people can talk about is Alabama over signing like they invented it.. Why isn’t anyone on these boards bashing schools like Miami 30 commits, UCLA 28, Virginia Tech 26, West Virginia 27 and Cincinnati 30. These numbers came off Rivals. If this young man feels slighted go to another college (which he probably will) and good for him.

GT Mike

January 17th, 2012
10:22 pm

The Bear

People have also ripped those other schools guilty of oversigning from time to time in the past. Reason it’s the lead story for the moment in the AJC is because a local kid was involved. Nobody is saying Bama invented the concept of oversigning, but they’re certainly one of the most notorious schools when it comes to oversigning and they’re the school involved in this latest example. Some Bama folks act like Saban doesn’t do it and that there’s nothing wrong with it. They’d rather make excuses for it and stay in denial than see it for what it is. You seem willing to admit that Bama does it so I’ll give you credit for that.

WarDamnEagle

January 17th, 2012
10:36 pm

Bama will be on NCAA probation within two years. Book it!

WarDamnEagle

January 17th, 2012
10:55 pm

I hear the NCAA investigators have a branch office right there in Tuscaloosa so they can save on all the travel expenses required to investigate Bama every five years. WDE!

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
10:56 pm

Bama will never be on a major probation – book it….Cam Scam exposed soon = book it

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
10:56 pm

every au 4 star or better pay4play salary and bonus

WarDamnEagle

January 17th, 2012
10:59 pm

Bama has been on probation more than any school in the past 50 years. That is fact. Look it up. WDE!

WarDamnEagle

January 17th, 2012
11:01 pm

Saban had to cut this poor Taylor kid because he’d already reached the salary cap for the 2012 class. He maxed it out getting Yeldon to switch. WDE!

Blackoutanyone?

January 17th, 2012
11:16 pm

WDE.. Aubarn is the most penalized program in SEC history. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_College_has_been_placed_on_NCAA_probation_the_most_times

42-14…. still stings uh.. lol

WarDamnEagle

January 17th, 2012
11:23 pm

Bama is the dirtiest program in the history of college football. That is fact. Book it! They’ll end up erasing the 2011 season when they’re caught within the next 2 years. WDE!

WarDamnEagle

January 17th, 2012
11:25 pm

Just wait until the NCAA is done investigating all of Bama’s shady actions of the past 2-3 years. Trust me, the punishment is going to be rough. WDE!

Peter Rochon

January 17th, 2012
11:28 pm

Mr. boots please keep your references to politics out of the discussion – most of us are just interested in blasting Saban not our President on this site

Please if you want to persist then tune in Faux News – Thanks

Crimson Crush

January 17th, 2012
11:30 pm

Fairly clear from the comments that people are HIGHLY upset that THEIR programs have trouble even filling a class up before signing day while Saban is having to juggle the top talent to make more room for the ones who want to come . It really seems to chap peoples azz that a note promising a scholarship in the future from Coach Saban is worth more to recruits than a free ride a semester earlier at Crappy U ;-) ;-)

Mitt Santorum

January 17th, 2012
11:40 pm

It’s fairly clear from the comments that Bama fans are either ignorant beyond belief or in denial, possibly both. I don’t see how any rational person could fail to see what Saban is really doing in this instance and in many others from the previous years. It really seems to ‘chap their azz’ to hear folks actually call them on their shady dishonest tactics.

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
11:46 pm

It is fairly clear that the King of the CFB Mountain so much butthurt they are completely blinded by it.Alabama Crimson Tide/The Greatest Football Program in World History

cam's money

January 17th, 2012
11:48 pm

when they going to find all that money that cam got for cecil from auburn fatcats? cecil spent all that cash on something–it will turn up. Auburn’s a dirty program and will be exposed soon.

CRIMSON HAMMAH

January 17th, 2012
11:53 pm

facebook – jan 2010 -cam teammates exposed it – cecil got a truck – cam got a share – cecil said au make it rain

Mitt Santorum

January 17th, 2012
11:56 pm

CRIMSON HAMMAH

I have no idea what you’re saying in the first sentence. Something about your ‘butthurt’? Stop reenacting scenes from “Deliverance” with your pals. LOL

Runkel

January 18th, 2012
1:15 am

[...] by Saban that he can’t sign with the Crimson Tide until 2013.You can read more about it here and here. Saban told Taylor his enrollment was being delayed while he recovers from a knee injury while [...]

[...] The latest Alabama oversigning scandal is out now, and it’s not pretty.  Nick Saban and company, perhaps the face of this scourge in college football, called a recruit, Justin Taylor, who had been committed to them for almost a full 12 months and asked him to do the Rammer Jammers a solid and, you know, not enroll in college. [...]

The Bear

January 18th, 2012
10:54 am

@Runkel you have really done your research! Now enlighten us on what NCAA rules Alabama has presumably failed to follow please. Please be exact on your allegations and do not use hearsay, personnel opinion or what you read on another blog.

dr4AU

January 18th, 2012
8:18 pm

Looks like the guy from LSU is not the only person being “teabagged” these days ! Justin, go ANYWHERE but uat. For all the other uat recruits, YOU may want to think about the way this guy is being treated and consider that if “they” will do this to him, “they” will “teabag” you, too ! Nothing is binding until YOU sign the paperwork February 1.

Crimson Crush

January 18th, 2012
11:30 pm

“Please be exact on your allegations and do not use hearsay, personnel opinion or what you read on another blog.”

Cmon … you can’t expect the sponge cakes to EVER write a post like that :-)

Roll Damn Teabaggers

January 19th, 2012
12:13 am

You tell ‘em all about ‘personnel’ opinion, Bear.

Gary morrow

January 19th, 2012
4:40 pm

Go to Iowa right away, play as a freshman

$BAMA BOI SOUTH$

January 20th, 2012
4:29 am

OK its not an exact science but it is what it is and to the blogger who started ….hoping he plays a role in a big victory over the tide…..I right its a big dream cause running backs have little success against bama ……I feel for the kid but it is what it is …….and he ain’t the only one who wants to play bama football …..my nephew never got an offer so on that note………roll tide …….sec dominance for life

$BAMA BOI SOUTH$

January 20th, 2012
4:38 am

And one more thing for all u saban haters ……y’all would make your current coach vanish if nick said he was coming to lead your school so stop acting like y’all wouldn’t over run the airport to greet him lol …..so just sit back shut up and enjoy these next three bama bout to win……ya dig….Fo in a row thats the motto

tell me again

January 20th, 2012
8:17 am

It is obvious, if this article is to be believed, that Saban is flaunting the spirit of the law when it comes to the 25 scholly limit – wow, is this news to anybody? And yet, the NCAA does nothing to put his A** in line. Another example of the bias and ineffectiveness of the NCAA rules committee. This alone should wake these kids up as to the game being played at Alabama. It’s just like when Bear Bryant recruited every kid in the state – not to play them – but to just keep them from playing for anybody else. It’s Bull s**t…Where are you NCAA?

GT84

January 20th, 2012
4:58 pm

Funny that anyone who questions Saban or calls him out for his BS is called a “hater” by Bama fans. Classic! They probably have no problem with the guy who teabagged the LSU fan either.

Crimson Crush

January 21st, 2012
2:08 am

GT I can certainly tell your “concern” for the LSU drunk is “sincere” . It certainly is every bit as “sincere” as the “concern” you expressed for the much older Bama fan who had his jaw badly broken after the game in an unprovoked attack by a hit and run LSU punk .

Tide faithful don’t think everyone whining and crying crocodile tears over Saban and Bama are just “haters ” . Many of you are out and out hypocrites too ;-)

GT84

January 22nd, 2012
1:05 am

That’s an awful cute post there Crimson. LOL

Any link to the story about this supposed “much older Bama fan who had his jaw badly broken after the game in an unprovoked attack by a hit and run LSU punk”? I haven’t heard anything about that story. If that actually happened, it’s obviously pathetic as well.

Many Bama fans are hypocrites, but that doesn’t mean you can just throw the term around when it doesn’t apply. ; – )

[...] Atlanta RB “still committed” to Alabama but considering options [...]

concern

January 25th, 2012
6:05 pm

How much does Saban’s Word mean. Guess its which word, 1st, 2nd, 3rd … time.

RentATrent

January 26th, 2012
9:25 pm

Must be a great Job Offer for him to turn down a scholarship at Tennessee, Purdue and Ole Miss. He could be getting an education and rehabbing at a great facility, but no, it’s the Saban Job Plan.